The First Circuit’s Cautious DOMA Ruling and the Continuing Importance of Romer v. Evans

in 2012, Linda McClain, Newsmakers, School of Law
June 1st, 2012
By Linda McClain, School of Law

On May 31, the First Circuit  unanimously affirmed the judgment of the Massachusetts federal district court that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which provides that, for purposes of federal law, marriage is “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife,”  is unconstitutional…

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