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Defense Of Marriage Act

Same-sex marriage supporters talk with same-sex marriage opponents in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Coakley Asking Supreme Court To Throw Out Defense Of Marriage Act

The law prohibits same-sex couples in states where gay marriage is legal from receiving an array of federal benefits available to heterosexual married couples.

03/27/2013

(File Photo Credit: JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Boston Appeals Court: Defense Of Marriage Act Unconstitutional

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the Defense of Marriage Act discriminates against married same-sex couples by denying them federal benefits.

05/31/2012

(File Photo Credit: JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Judges Weigh Arguments For, Against Defense Of Marriage Act

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is now in the hands of three federal judges after it went before the First Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in Boston Wednesday.

04/04/2012

Judge: Federal gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A U.S. judge in Boston has ruled that a federal gay marriage ban is unconstitutional because it interferes with the right of a state to define marriage.

07/08/2010

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