Wednesday, July 8, 2009

This afternoon The Boston Globe is reporting that Massachusetts has become the first to challenge the constitutionality of a federal law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman, saying Congress intruded into a matter that should be left to individual states.

Read the full article here.

The Defense of Marriage Act or more commonly known as DOMA is a hateful piece of legislation that was passed in 1996 when Bill Clinton was president. At the time, Speaker Gingrich and other social conservatives were nervous that Hawaii would possibly legalize gay marriage and so the Defense of Marriage Act was pushed through Congress to "protect American families".

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