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NY appeals court nixes Defense of Marriage Act

Edith Windsor, center, is interviewed at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. A federal appeals court in Manhattan has become the second in the nation to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case brought by Windsor. She sued the government in November 2010 because she was told to pay $363,053 in federal estate tax after her partner of 44 years died in 2009. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
Edith Windsor, center, is interviewed at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. A federal appeals court in Manhattan has become the second in the nation to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case brought by Windsor. She sued the government in November 2010 because she was told to pay $363,053 in federal estate tax after her partner of 44 years died in 2009. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)


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