Just another victory on the road of LGBT equality!!
By unanimous vote, a Federal Appeals Court in Boston has found the Defense of Marriage Act, which basically shuns gay marriage, to be completely unconstitutional.
Those who support DOMA insist Congress should adhere to the "traditional" definition of marriage and define the terms necessary for the federal hand-outs that come with it.
But the court ruled that to define marriage "as a union between man and woman" would deprive same-sex couples the same rights granted to heterosexual partners.
And clearly, that's an equality no-no! Discrimination is NOT what America stands for!
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley states:
Today’s landmark ruling makes clear once again that DOMA is a discriminatory law for which there is no justification.
It is unconstitutional for the federal government to create a system of first-and second-class marriages, and it does harm to families in Massachusetts every day.
All Massachusetts couples should be afforded the same rights and protections under the law, and we hope that this decision will be the final step toward ensuring that equality for all.
Brava, Martha!! Brava!!
It DOES get better! And it IS getting better!!
We can't wait to see the day when this great country recognizes marriages between consenting, gay adults just like those between consenting, adult heterosexuals!
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