Court strikes down gay marriage ban | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Court strikes down gay marriage ban

Posted By on Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 4:49 PM

A federal district judge in Massachusetts has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The ruling was both on how it infringed on rights in Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage is legal, and on an equal protection arguments similar to those raised in a pending challenge in California against a state gay marriage ban.

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