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Justice Department Appeals DOMA Decision in Gill and Massachusetts

The U.S. Department of Justice files notices of appeal in both the Gill and Massachusetts cases with the First Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking to overturn Judge Tauro’s decision striking down DOMA as unconstitutional.

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Massachusetts District Court Judge Stays DOMA Decision

Judge Tauro issues his judgment in the Gill case, holding DOMA unconstitutional as applied to the plaintiffs. He also stays his judgment pending appeal upon a request for a stay from the defendants.

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DOMA Struck Down by District Court Judge in Gill and Massachusetts

Judge Joseph Tauro hands down two rulings striking down DOMA as unconstitutional, one for Gill and one for Massachusetts.

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District Court Judge Hears Arguments in Massachusetts

Oral arguments are heard in Boston by Judge Joseph Tauro in the Massachusetts case.

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District Court Judge Hears Arguments in Gill

Oral arguments are heard in Boston by District Court Judge Joseph Tauro, a Nixon appointee, in the Gill case.

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GLAD Files for Summary Judgment in Gill

GLAD files a motion with the district court requesting summary judgment in the Gill case—that is, a decision made on the merits of the case without going to a full trial.

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