Federal Court Declares Part of DOMA Unconstitutional

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Trial Judge Rules for Plaintiff Couples, Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Challenging Discriminatory Law

Washington – The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) civil rights organization – today praised the decisions of Judge Joseph Tauro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management and Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Department of Health and Human Services, declaring the denial of federal rights and benefits to lawfully married Massachusetts couples under the Defense of Marriage Act ( DOMA ) to be unconstitutional.