Defense of Marriage Act
Gay rights pioneer to argue Supreme Court marriage case

Mary Bonauto, the Boston lawyer who won the first gay marriage rulings in Massachusetts and Vermont, will lead the argument before the Supreme Court in favor of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage nationwide. Bonauto has been seen by gay rights advocates as the attorney who deserves the most credit for winning marriage equality in the courts. She was selected by the attorneys and the couples from four states whose cases will be heard on April 28. "The road that we've all traveled to get here has been built by so many people who believe that marriage is a fundamental right," she said in a statement issued Tuesday. "Same-sex couples should not be excluded from...