1st Circ. Considers Constitutional Challenge To DOMA

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT) -- Attorneys sparred over the constitutionality of a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman before the First Circuit on Wednesday in the first appellate battle over an issue that will likely find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The appeals court heard oral arguments in consolidated cases that challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. There are several lawsuits challenging the law pending across the country, but the oral arguments...
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