Legal Analyst: Defense of Marriage Act Ruling Elevates Gays

Photo: ©RIA Novosti, Andrei Aleksandrov.
Photo: ©RIA Novosti, Andrei Aleksandrov.

The circuit court’s new ruling of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional has elevated gay couples to a protected class nearly equivalent to those facing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion , sexand national origin, a legal analyst said on Thursday.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Chris Geidner, legal analyst and senior political reporter at BuzzFeed, about the significance of the decision.


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