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Fri May 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

Defense Of Marriage Act Ruled Unconstitutional By Second Federal Judge

Source: Huffington Post

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A second federal judge in California has struck down a law denying benefits to partners in a gay marriage.

Wilken says the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act violated constitutional standards when it denied federal benefits to same-sex spouses married under California law and barred domestic partners of state workers from long-term health coverage.

Wilken says both laws were based on what she calls "moral condemnation" of same-sex couples.

A San Francisco judge also declared the federal law unconstitutional in February in a separate case. That ruling is under appeal and will go before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in September.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/25/defense-of-marriage-act-unconstitutional-_n_1545884.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003



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Fri May 25, 2012, 12:34 PM

1. God wants to take a Mulligan on his miswrite of the U.S. Constitution.

 

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Fri May 25, 2012, 03:12 PM

2. I'm wondering what took them so many years to find it unconstitutional! Should have

been challenged on those grounds almost immediately.

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