unconstitutional http://wamc.org en Gay Rights Activists Praise Federal Appeals Court Ruling http://wamc.org/post/gay-rights-activists-praise-federal-appeals-court-ruling <p>Gay rights activists in western Massachusetts are hailing the ruling by a federal appeals court in Boston that found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Paul Tuthill reports&hellip;</p><p>Brenda Lopez of Springfield says the federal statute that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman is rooted in bigotry.</p><p>&ldquo;If in fact you&rsquo;re going to defend a marriage, you need to defend all marriages.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 11:49:21 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40226 at http://wamc.org Gay Rights Activists Praise Federal Appeals Court Ruling