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Oct 18, 2012 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

“[W]e conclude that Section 3 of the 5 Defense of Marriage Act violates equal protection and is 6 therefore unconstitutional.” The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, out of New York, is the second federal court to hold the 1996 federal definition of “marriage” unconstitutional, but Supreme Court appeals are pending.

Windsor – Majority Opinion

Windsor – Second Circuit Opinion

Windsor – Dissent

Windsor – Dissent