Comments for: Protection for gays: Court rejects key part of Defense of Marriage Act

Posted Oct. 18, 2012, at 7:18 p.m.

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in New York struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act on Thursday and became the first to rule that gays and lesbians are a minority group deserving of special protection from discrimination under the Constitution. The judges of the 2nd Circuit Court …

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