DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appeals Court In New York: Do You Think the Act Is Unconstitutional?
AdriHead 2012/10/18 19:00:00
A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that the "Defense of Marriage Act" is unconstitutional. Judge Dennis Jacobs rejected a section of the law that says "marriage" only means a legal union between a man and a woman and that the word "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. A federal appeals court in Boston also found DOMA unconstitutional earlier this year. Do you think the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional?
A divided federal appeals court in Manhattan struck down the Defense of Marriage Act Thursday as unconstitutional, joining an appeals court in Boston in rejecting the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The Supreme Court is expected to take up the case in the next year.
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