This just in …
Today, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became the second court in the country to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. Today’s ruling upholds a lower court’s decision that the 1996 DOMA law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman was unconstitutional.
According to the three-judge panel, DOMA violates equal protection. A federal appeals court in Boston found DOMA unconstitutional earlier this year.
The issue is expected to be heard by the United States Supreme Court this term.
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