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July 14, 2009

Massachusetts sues feds over DOMA

In the latest federal lawsuit to challenge the Defense of Marriage Act, the State of Massachusetts claims that Section 3 of DOMA, which decrees that the federal government will not recognize any same-sex marriage, exceeds Congress' authority and interferes with the state's sovereign authority to regulate the marital status of its residents.  Attorney General Martha Coakley's statement is available here.  The complaint filed in federal court is available here.

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