A Massachusetts federal court decision striking down as unconstitutional a section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act will go on hold pending any appeal by the government. The Justice Department and parties represented by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders agreed on Wednesday to the stay. At the same time, the judge who issued the decision issued an amended judgment that described what his July decision means for each plaintiff: seven married same-sex couples and three widowers.
Massachusetts Same-Sex Ruling on Hold
The National Law Journal
August 20, 2010