July 9, 2010
‘Defense of Marriage Act’ Struck Down
This came from LGBTQ Nation. Link follows.
“Gay rights advocates scored a major victory in federal court today, as a U.S. District Court judge in Boston struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that defines marriage as a legal union exclusively between one man and one woman.”
The court’s reasoning?
“...the passage of DOMA marks the first time that the federal government has ever attempted to legislatively mandate a uniform federal definition of marriage–or any other core concept of domestic relations, for that matter.
Well said, in my opinion.
You can read the whole article here