New York appeals court strikes down DOMA
The New York state capitol.
October 18th, 2012
12:49 PM ET
2 years ago

New York appeals court strikes down DOMA

New York (CNN) – A federal appeals court in New York on Thursday became the nation's second to deem the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

The divisive Clinton-era law was passed in 1996 and bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages and says states cannot be forced to recognize such marriages from other states.

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  1. Guest

    There's another shocker! The liberal justices further ensuring the destruction of our nations founding values and priciples! Your vote can help stop this madness. Romney/Ryan 2012!

    October 18, 2012 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  2. Malory Archer

    Guest

    There's another shocker! The liberal justices further ensuring the destruction of our nations founding values and priciples!

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    Can you provide even one example of our nation's founders' view on the topic at hand? No? Didn't think so, but thanks for playing!

    October 18, 2012 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. Ed1

    Is this s surprise to anybody what Obama wants Obama gets and tells the AG what laws to enforce.

    Obama four and out the door we can't afford his failed policies and union buddies anymore.

    October 18, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. Obama alltheway

    I bet u didn't say a word when the justices struck down early voting for minorities and old people. The bigots running rampant.

    October 18, 2012 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Republicans think that only the 2nd and 10th Amendments should exist. The rest? Not so much.

    "Keep your gov't hands off my Medicare while I'm telling you what to do in your bedrooms!!!!"

    October 18, 2012 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |