Mary Bonauto, an attorney for GLAD, addresses reporters Wednesday after a hearing at the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. Lawyers for the gay group contend that a federal law that denies benefits to married gay couples is discriminatory. (Associated Press)

Mary Bonauto, an attorney for GLAD, addresses reporters Wednesday after a hearing at the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. Lawyers for the gay group contend that a federal law that denies benefits to married gay couples is discriminatory. (Associated Press)