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Rally planned for March 25 in Keene’s Central Square

A Light to Justice civil rights rally will occur on Monday, March 25, in Central Square, the night before the U. S. Supreme Court will hear arguments night before the U. S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

More than 160 rallies are planned nationwide to encourage the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA and Prop 8 so that marriage equality will become a reality for the LGBT community.

DOMA was originally enacted by Congress in 1996 and signed into law by former President Bill Clinton. DOMA created a federal definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Section three of DOMA stands in the way of same-sex couples being able to receive over 400 federal benefits automatically given to heterosexual couples.

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