Federal Appeals Court Says DOMA Is Unconstitutional

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May 31, 2012

Another nail in DOMA's coffin. The First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld today a lower court ruling finding the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.

Lambda Legal Marriage Project Director Camilla Taylor says:

We are thrilled that another court—this time, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit—has ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny respect to the marriages of lesbian and gay couples.

The so-called Defense of Marriage Act is being challenged in multiple cases, and it won't be long before that bad law is gone for good.

We congratulate our colleagues at Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) and the State of Massachusetts for achieving this wonderful victory.

More on DOMA here.