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A Boston federal appellate court ruled Thursday that the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional, handing gay-marriage proponents their biggest judicial victory to date and driving the issue closer to a Supreme Court showdown.
Efforts to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act are in full swing, as a major lawsuit advances, another lawsuit is filed, and a Senate panel meets soon to consider legislation to overturn the law.
The word "ban" is negative. Like "taboo," the term offends modern sensibilities trained to be ever more accepting of any envelope-pushing behavior.
A federal judge in Boston declared unconstitutional the denial of federal spousal benefits to gay couples married in Massachusetts in a major victory for advocates of same-sex marriage.