Federal Appeals Court Deciding Constitutionality of DOMA

“For the entire history of our country, the one constant about marriage law has been change,” says Mary Bonauto, of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), who was a cornerstone in winning the lawsuit that legalized gay marriage in Massachusetts back in 2003. “Change that has been passionately contested between states and at times the federal government, even weighing in about whether it wanted to advance a constitutional amendment. But nonetheless, the federal government has consistently maintained deference to the states.” [WBUR]