The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York ruled today that parts of the Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) are unconstitutional because they discriminate against same-sex couples.
But don't get your hopes up just yet -- the issue of DOMA's constitutionality will likely be decided by the Supreme Court, so today's ruling is more symbolic than anything else.
(Read the court's full ruling below).
|Melisa Erwin and fiancee Jenny McCarthy|
We're sad to report that two of the four Republican state lawmakers who voted in favor last year of Governor Andrew Cuomo's gay marriage bill might not be headed back to Albany following yesterday's primary -- and "traditional marriage" advocates see this as a big victory.
When the Legislature passed the gay marriage bill, it needed the support of at least some Republicans in the Senate. It found that support in Senators Jim Alesi, Roy McDonald, Steve Saland and Mark Grisanti. Because of their votes to give gay people the right to tie the knot, they became targets for more Conservative members of the Republican Party -- and two of them are awaiting absentee ballots to determine who won their primaries.
|Hillary Dworkoski, seen right, outside of NYU's Chick-fil-A location.|
|Assembly wannabe Russell Gallo really wants a chicken sandwich.|
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