Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Judge Rules Against DOMA
The case against DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act - 1996) is building. A federal judge in Connecticut has now ruled that at least part of the law is unconstitutional...
U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford ruled Tuesday that the provision in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act violates the Fifth Amendment right to equal protection.
The ruling came in the case of six married same-sex couples and a widower who sued after being denied federal benefits. The plaintiffs are from Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont.
There could be an appeal in the case, but the courts are continuing on their trend of labeling anti gay laws as unconstitutional.
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