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Homosexual Activists File Suit, Challenge DOMA

Homosexual activists recently filed suit against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.

The lawsuit — filed in Boston by the group Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on behalf of several homosexual “couples” and three individuals — asks a federal judge to declare unconstitutional portions of the measure which places the traditional view of marriage into law. In the suit, GLAD argues that Section 3 of DOMA “creates a system of first- and second-class marriages” in which the former receive all federal legal protections, while the latter are denied them — “even while taking on the responsibilities …

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