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How gay rights groups won

by Andrew E. Harrod
Posted 11/20/12, 01:17 pm

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Signs and Wonders 10.19

by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 10/19/12, 01:07 pm

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New York appeals court nixes Defense of Marriage Act

by Wire Reports
Posted 10/18/12, 01:16 pm

NEW YORK (AP)—A divided federal appeals court in Manhattan struck down the Defense of Marriage Act Thursday as unconstitutional, joining an appeals court in Boston in rejecting the law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. The Supreme Court is expected to take up the case in the next year.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-to-1 ruling only weeks after hearing arguments on a lower court judge's findings that the 1996 law was unconstitutional.

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