[JURIST] A trial court in Minnesota ruled on Wednesday that the state's Defense of Marriage Act [text] does not prohibit partners in same-sex couples from inheriting each other's assets. A judge for the Hennepin County District Court [official website] declared [Minneapolis Star Tribune report] that while the Defense of Marriage Act bars same-sex couples from marrying, it does not prevent same-sex couples from having the same inheritance rights as heterosexual couples. The plaintiff in the case, James Morrison, sought to...

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