New federal challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act filed

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Repeal DOMA sign. Photo by Sandra Lubrano.Five same-sex couples in New England have filed a lawsuit against the Defense of Marriage Act. As legally married couples they allege discrimination in not receiving equal treatment in benefits allowed by the federal government to straight married couples due to DOMA.