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Federal Judge Declares Federal Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

US District Court Judge Joseph Tauro has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The ruling is widely regarded as a victory for gay-rights advocates. Eight married gay couples brought the suit, alleging that DOMA denied them…

Will the Challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act Be Successful?

A group of married same-sex couples in Massachusetts will challenge the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal court on Thursday. Six years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriages. DOMA, however, bars the federal government…