Federal Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional
states where gay marriage is legal is on the way.....:)
In Boston yesterday, U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro
ruled in two separate cases that a critical portion of the
federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The US
District Court in Massachusetts ruled that Congress violated
the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution when it passed
DOMA & took from the states decisions concerning which
couples can be considered married.
In the second case, Gill v. Office of Personnel Management,
the ruling was DOMA violates the equal protection principles
embodied in the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.
The case was brought by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
(GLAD), the people that won the landmark gay marriage
decision in 2003 before the Massachusetts Supreme Court.
Gary Buseck, GLAD's legal director, said that Thursday's
ruling "is for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, so it seems
to be encompassing all of the same-gender married couples in
Massachusetts." He added that it would be "highly unusual"
if the ruling was not appealed. Updates to Come...:)
For more info: glad.org
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