A Manhattan federal appeals court has become the second in the country to rule the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, Thursday.
According to the Washington Post, the decision made by the 2nd U.S. Circuit of Appeals upholds the 1996 ruling made by a lower court judge that defining marriage between one man and one woman was unconstitutional.
"The three judge panel says the law violates equal protection. A federal appeals court in Boston earlier this year also found it unconstitutional," the Huffington Post said.
Whether or not DOMA is truly unconstitutional will be decided by the Supreme Court at a later date.