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Dan Winslow wins FEC ruling on donations from gay couples

The Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that married gay couples must receive equal treatment under election laws, one of the first legal reverberations of the Supreme Court’s decision last month striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

The FEC ruling, which allows gay couples to make political contributions jointly from the same bank account, was made in response to a filing by state Representative Daniel B. Winslow, Republican of Massachusetts.

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