Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 7/10/2010 4:00:00 AM Traditional marriage proponents are hopeful an appeal will be filed on federal court rulings in Massachusetts declaring part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro ruled Thursday in favor of homosexuals in two separate lawsuits against the 1996 law which is intended to protect marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The judge argued that DOMA interferes with the right of a state to define marriage, and therefore denies "married" same-sex couples some federal benefits.
Homosexual "marriage" is legal in Massachusetts, and the court's rulings apply in that state.
Brian Camenker of MassResistance! tells OneNewsNow that the case is simply a part of the overall homosexual activist strategy. "As the gay lobby always does, they go through the courts because they can't really win a popular vote," he points out, "and they pick the court that is the most likely to rule in a lunatic way -- like this is."