Appeals court strikes down DOMA: Tradition doesn't justify unequal treatment …
A federal judge has struck down DOMA's Section 3—and hopefully a repeal of the rest will follow. Oh, gosh, it's so confusing. I'm married when I visit my stepson's school. I'm not married when I file federal taxes. I'm married when I fill out forms at
By David French I enjoyed William Duncan's analysis of the First Circuit's opinion striking down DOMA. When you noted that the decision essentially provides “that since 1973 the implications of a handful of US Supreme Court decisions have newly
Declaring that tradition alone was not enough to justify disparate treatment of same-sex couples, the appeals court said DOMA failed to pass constitutional muster. “Under current Supreme Court authority, Congress' denial of federal benefits to same-sex
A three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional….
The ruling on DOMA is all but certain to wind up before the US Supreme Court. The court didn't rule on the law's other politically combustible provision, which said states without same-sex marriage cannot be forced to recognize gay unions performed in