Federal appeals court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional
Entertainment News from AP BOSTON (AP) – A federal appeals court is rejecting part of the Defense of Marriage Act — but today's ruling won't be enforced until the US Supreme Court decides the case. That means same-sex married couples won't be eligible
A unanimous panel of United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has upheld the 2010 Massachusetts district court decision declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in its denial of federal benefits to
The Boston-based Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit concluded that the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, discriminates against gay couples. "Under current Supreme Court authority, Congress' denial of
By David G. Savage WASHINGTON — The US appeals court in Boston became the first such court to strike down as unconstitutional the federal Defense of Marriage Act, ruling Thursday that it unfairly denies equal benefits to legally married same-sex
A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples, a groundbreaking ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.