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July 9, 2010

‘Defense of Marriage Act’ Struck Down

http://www.jewishjournal.com/blog/item/defense_of_marriage_act_struck_down_20100708/

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.
Congress undertook this classification for the one purpose that lies entirely outside of legislative bounds, to disadvantage a group of which it disapproves. And such a classification, the Constitution clearly will not permit.”

Well said, in my opinion.

You can read the whole article here
As well as get pdf files to both rulings in the cases.

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