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Legal questions remain after Obama disses DOMA

Gay-marriage advocates got good news last month, when the Obama administration admitted that it was incapable of defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
Dismantling discrimation
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2011
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Fighting back

Thanks to a federal law that codifies discrimination against same-sex couples, more than 15,000 legally married couples (and an untold number of children) are being denied basic benefits, such as the right to file their taxes jointly, or Social Security
Two cases in federal court here in Massachusetts could help turn the national tide against DOMA
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 04, 2010
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Unmaking a bad federal law

It's been a depressing stretch for supporters of marriage equality.
Justice for Some
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 27, 2009
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No place like home

This Friday is Margaret Rouleau’s 77th birthday. It will mark the 56th year she has lived at the Fernald Developmental Center in Waltham, a state-run facility for people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation.
The families of mentally retarded Bay Staters fight to save Fernald — and an entire way of life
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 23, 2006