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posted Friday, July 3, 2009 - Volume 37 Issue 27

Mass. sues feds over definition of marriage
AP
By DENISE LAVOIE
Ap Legal Affairs Writer
8 July 2009

BOSTON - Massachusetts, the first state to legalize gay marriage, sued the U.S. government Wednesday over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

The federal Defense of Marriage Act interferes with the right of Massachusetts to define and regulate marriage as it sees fit, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said. The 1996 law denies federal recognition of gay marriage and gives states the right to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

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