Case name : Massachusetts v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Case # : Nos. 10–2204, 10–2207, 10–2214
Court : United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Main issue : DOMA, Same-sex couples, Equal Protection Principles
The Court of Appeals held that provision of DOMA which denied federal benefits to same‑sex couples lawfully married in Massachusetts was not adequately supported by any permissible federal interest, and therefore violated equal protection principles.
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