Thursday, July 8, 2010

Judge Strikes Down Section 3 of DOMA

A federal judge today struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), citing that it is unconstitutional for the Federal Government to require the state of Massachusetts - a state that has had gay marriage legal since 2004 - to discriminate against said states same-sex legally wed couples in order for the state to receive federal funding. Excellent article and analysis by the New York Times. Hopefully this starts to spell the end for DOMA.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/09/us/09marriage.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

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