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After DOMA ruling, legal quagmire for same-sex couples

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year striking down part of a statute barring the recognition of same-sex marriage under federal law has created confusion on the ground as same-sex couples begin applying for benefits they still may not be qualified to receive.

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Bankruptcy court finds DOMA unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO — The country’s largest consumer bankruptcy court has sided with a gay couple seeking to file a joint bankruptcy petition, taking the extraordinary step of deciding the federal law prohibiting same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. The Los Angeles-based court ...

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