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Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled a violation of the principle of equal protection as guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment. One consequence of the ruling is that federal benefits such as the ability of a U.S. citizen to file for his or her spouse’s Lawful Permanent Residency (the “green card”) must now be granted to binational same-sex couples.


THIS FALL, while the Right was still staggering from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas, Massachusetts dealt conservatives another body blow when its highest court legalized…More