Gay Service Members Challenge DOMA

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A group of retired and active gay U.S. military service members filed a lawsuit Thursday in Boston's U.S. district court. They are challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. They are also asking the Pentagon to recognize their same-sex marriages and to provide the same spousal benefits afforded to straight, married couples in the military.

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