Friday, July 9, 2010

DOMA Act declared unconstitutional by federal judge in Massachusetts

On Thursday, a US district court judge in Boston declared unconstitutional a 1996 law that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriage.  Judge Joseph L. Tauro, ruling in two separate challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act, declared that the law “induces the Commonwealth to violate the equal protection rights of its citizens’’ and “plainly intrudes on a core area of state sovereignty, the ability to define the marital status of its citizens.’’

You can read the full article in today's Boston Globe by linking here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hallalujah! it's about time