Gay couples ask judge to toss US marriage law

BOSTON – Seven gay couples and three widowers who married in Massachusetts after it became the first state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage went to court Thursday to challenge the constitutionality of a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

The couples filed a lawsuit last year, arguing that the Defense of Marriage Act is discriminatory because it denies same-sex couples access to federal benefits given to heterosexual couples. U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro held the first hearing in the case Thursday.

Since then, five states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage

and holy hell has broke loose all over the world and every straight marriage has ended in divorce and i am marring David Beckham this weekend… OK well the last one is true! weeee

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