A federal district court in Massachusetts rules that the part of the Defense of Marriage Act that prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Voters in Arizona and Florida approve constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage.
Lawyers for two circuit court clerks whose duties include issuing marriage licenses appealed. The women were married in California and wanted their marriage recognized in Virginia, where they are raising a year-old daughter.
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