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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 19, 2012

The Second U.S Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New York state, became the nation's second appellate court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), finding that the law's denial of federal benefits to married same-sex couples is unconstitutional. The ruling Thursday found in favor of  widow Edith Windsor, an 83-year-old who sued the federal government for charging her more than $363,000 in estate taxes after being denied the benefit of spousal deductions. has the story.