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Same-sex spouses challenge US curbs

Call Marriage Act discriminatory

'It hurts. But I . . . need to stand up for what I believe in. This is a nation of laws, and we're all supposed to have equal treatment under the law.' - Dean T. Hara, Gerry Studds's spouse. "It hurts. But I . . . need to stand up for what I believe in. This is a nation of laws, and we're all supposed to have equal treatment under the law." - Dean T. Hara, Gerry Studds's spouse. (Wendy Maeda/ Globe Staff/ 2006)
By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / March 3, 2009

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Fifteen gay and lesbian residents from Massachusetts who wed after this state legalized same-sex marriages plan to file a discrimination suit today, challenging a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. (Full article: 933 words)

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