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

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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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