Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 09, 2010 11:43 AM
Judge Joseph Tauro in Massachusetts said yesterday that the federal defense of marriage act violates the equal protection clause.

Opponents of same-sex marriage condemned the ruling. Kris Mineau, president of Massachusetts Family Institute called it “another blatant example of a judge playing legislator.”

“Same-sex marriage activists have tried time and time again to win public approval of their agenda, and they have failed each time,” Mineau said in a statement. “This is why their strategy is to force same-sex ‘marriage’ through judicial fiat, as they did here in Massachusetts and other states.”

The Justice Department is reviewing his decision.