Three Judge Panel Rules Against DOMA

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BOSTON –  The Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional by a three- judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals. DOMA, discriminates against marriages of same-sex couples on a federal level and is unconstitutional because it denies federal benefits to married gay couples. The ruling is expected to be appealed in the U.S. Supreme Court within the next session.

The U.S. Court of  Appeals in Boston agreed with a lower court judge who ruled in 2010 that DOMA was flawed because it blocked the right of a state to define marriage within its state.

 

newsbrief.

BOSTON –  The Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional by a three- judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals. DOMA, discriminates against marriages of same-sex couples on a federal level and is unconstitutional because it denies federal benefits to married gay couples. The ruling is expected to be appealed in the U.S. Supreme Court within the next session.