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In this 2009 file photo, members of the LGBT community protest the Defense of Marriage Act outside a Democratic fundraiser in Boston. (AP)
In this 2009 file photo, members of the LGBT community protest the Defense of Marriage Act outside a Democratic fundraiser in Boston. (AP)

First, it's another victory for advocates of same-sex marriage. A federal appeals court in Boston ruled Thursday that part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

"We believe that this is a great day for Massachusetts, for civil rights and for all same-sex couples in Massachusetts who are married or who will be," Attorney General Martha Coakley said Thursday.

Also this week, Elizabeth Warren was again trying to settle questions about her Native American ancestry. And on the eve of the state's Democratic Convention, she already has an endorsement from Gov. Deval Patrick.

"As Democrats, we're lucky to have two strong candidates competing for the party's nominee for United States Senate," Gov. Patrick said Wednesday. "I wish them both well, but I am with Elizabeth Warren."

And from the downfall of 38 Studios to the city of Woonsocket on the brink of fiscal collapse — it was another week of economic distress for Rhode Island's struggling economy.

We talk about those stories and more in Radio Boston’s Week In Review.

Guests:

  • Scott MacKay, political analyst for Rhode Island Public Radio; co-host, On Politics blog
  • Garrett Quinn, correspondent, Reason; author, Less Is More blog

This segment aired on June 1, 2012.

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