Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which federally defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, is unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause's guarantee of equal protection. The federal government must recognize same-sex marriages that have been approved by the states. The judgment of the Second Circuit is affirmed.
At the Law Offices of Amy L. Cosentino, we recognize and support the Second Circuit's ruling. We offer our services in support of the federal mandate.