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August 2010 Archives

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is Unconstitutional

A federal district court judge sitting in Boston, Massachusetts has recently ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which establishes the federal government's definition of marriage as "between one man and one woman," is unconstitutional. The context of the fight is important, however, in understanding the subtleties and potential outcomes of this ruling. First of all, let me say that personally, and to the extent that I speak for my law firm, we are fully in support of full...