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Striking down the Defense of Marriage Act: 5 takeaways

On Thursday, a three-judge panel for the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman — is unconstitutional. This marks the first time that a federal appeals court has struck down the law, making it likely that the constitutionality of DOMA will eventually be weighed by the Supreme Court.
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Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by 1st Circuit Court of Appeals

Pop Culture / Celebrity : The Dish Rag (2 years ago)

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a three judges on the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ruled unanimously that the 1996 law that deprives same-sex couples of the rights and priv... Read Post

Boston appeals court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, discriminates against gay couples. Read the full opinion This story is developing. W... Read Post

Boston Appeals Court Strikes Down DOMA, Rules It Unconstitutional

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 years ago)

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston on Thursday ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, more commonly referred to as DOMA, is discriminatory against gay couples because it defines marriage as a union between a man and a ... Read Post


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