2 Lawsuits Challenge Defense Of Marriage Act

NEW YORK (AP) — Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law denying married gay couples federal benefits.

The lawsuits were filed Tuesday in federal courts in Connecticut and New York.

They were filed on behalf of couples in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York.

The lawsuits follow in the steps of a lawsuit in Boston. It already has resulted in a judge striking down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

The filing of multiple lawsuits will likely result in several rulings in different federal court districts. It could increase the likelihood that the Supreme Court will eventually consider the issue.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • C.J.

    Marriage is one of the worst decisions i’ve ever made and would not do it again. Gives me a sick feeling just thinking about it. If gays straight whatever want to suffer the institution of marriage, let them.

  • grinker

    There are a lot more important issues affecting this country – gay marriage is not one of them, it even sounds unholy.

  • Chosen One

    Who said that “God did not want it”? I want to meet the person who saw him and asked him the question…. These limited people do not realize that God created all and would not have created something or someone if he did not approve. If he would not approve Gay marriages then he would not approve people like you who dislike the idea.

  • Ronnie

    I’m pretty sure GOD is the one who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of such despicable acts. People have made sex very ugly and perverted and not what it was intended to be for which is two people of the opposite sex merging together, which is why our bodies are made the way they are.



    • TheMan

      God does not equal law, the law of the land should have nothing to do with religion and what a religious body thinks is “immoral”. Also learn how to spell its despicable, not dispictable.

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