Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act


The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston just declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. If this decision is allowed to stand, it could remove the immigration discrimination against those in same-sex marriages.

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Patrick Young blogs daily for Long Island Wins. He is the Downstate Advocacy Director of the New York Immigration Coalition and Special Professor of Immigration Law at Hofstra School of Law. He served as the Director of Legal Services and Program at Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) for three decades before retiring in 2019. Pat is also a student of immigration history and the author of The Immigrants' Civil War.

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