California gay marriage ban http://wamc.org en Mass AG asking court to throw out marriage law http://wamc.org/post/mass-ag-asking-court-throw-out-marriage-law <p>Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley plans to be at the U.S. Supreme Court for arguments on the federal Defense of Marriage Act.</p><p>The law prohibits same-sex couples in states where gay marriage is legal from receiving an array of federal benefits available to heterosexual married couples. The justices are hearing the case today.</p><p>Coakley and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a brief with the high court last month calling for DOMA to be struck down.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:25:29 +0000 Jaired Crofut 60788 at http://wamc.org Mass AG asking court to throw out marriage law