BOSTON — A battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Thursday that denying benefits to married gay
It comes just a few weeks after President Obama announced his support for gay marriage — in the wake of that announcement, some gay advocacy groups have stepped up pressure on Washington to fight DOMA. Considering the potential Supreme Court battle
A three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional….
An appeals court ruled Thursday that a law that denies a host of federal benefits to gay married couples is unconstitutional. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines
BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN It looks like the federal judiciary is celebrating Pride Month one day early. Today, a unanimous panel of three First Circuit judges declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.