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    Federal appeals court in Boston rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

    Federal appeals court in Boston rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

    A federal appeals court in Boston today declared unconstitutional the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union of only a man and a woman.
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    The federal law, known as DOMA, defines marriage as a union of a man and a woman when it comes to federal laws and regulations, consequently limiting federal benefits such as Social Security survivor benefits and the ability to file joint taxes to heterosexual couples.

    Just one more item to fight about in this year's presidential campaign - and ain't it 'fun' that this comes from the court which sits in Mitt's old home town.


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    Last edited by Somerville; 05-31-12 at 11:39 PM. Reason: add file
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