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1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules DOMA unconstitutional; what does this mean?

On Thursday May 31st, the federal appeals court in Boston unanimously ruled that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it deprives gay couples of the rights and privileges granted to heterosexual couples. The three judge panel ruled in favor of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and state Attorney General Martha…
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