Thursday, May 31, 2012

First Circuit Finds DOMA Unconstitutional

The First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston found DOMA unconstitutional today.  But enforcement of this federal court of appeals ruling - which would extend the federal economic benefits denied by DOMA to gay couples - will have to await a decision by the US Supreme Court.   The First Circuit's decision is here.  For a good summary, see Ruthann Robson's blog.

For information about Massachusetts divorce and family law, see the divorce and family law page of my law firm website.