Marshall: DOMA ruling is a momentous decision

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June 27, 2013, 8:01 am
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(NECN) – Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, claiming it was unconstitutional.

Our guest has a rare perspective on these rulings.

Margaret Marshall was chief justice when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court delivered its ruling in 2003 that same sex couples had a right to marry.
        
It was the first ruling of its kind, paving the way to a sea of change in this country that continues to move forward.

“It’s such a momentous decision,” said Marshal

She said that it is not frequent that one can see a change on one state affect the entire country. Massachusetts was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: SCOTUS, DOMA, same-sex marriage, Margaret Marshall
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