With tag: doma
Vermont Joins States In Challenging Anti-Gay Marriage Law
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont is joining with New York and Connecticut in filing a brief urging a federal court to strike down the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA,
denies same-sex couples of a wide range of federal benefits.
Court: Heart Of Gay Marriage Law Unconstitutional
A federal appeals court Thursday declared
that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal
benefits to married gay couples, a groundbreaking ruling all but certain
to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.