The New York State Federal Appeals Court has ruled that the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Last summer New York state made same-sex marriage legal but couples are still denied federal rights and protections, such as filing a joint federal tax return, because of DOMA. You can read the ruling in its entirety here.
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- BREAKING: U.S. Court of Appeals Rules DOMA Is Unconstitutional AGAIN! (queerty.com)
- BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down DOMA In Opinion By Republican-Appointed Judge (thinkprogress.org)