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Supreme Court Ruling: Defense of Marriage Act

Holding: In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that DOMA is unconstitutional, and same sex couples who are legally married are entitled to equal treatment under federal law. The ruling means that the federal government must recognize gay marriages […]


Holding: In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that DOMA is unconstitutional, and same sex couples who are legally married are entitled to equal treatment under federal law. The ruling means that the federal government must recognize gay marriages deemed legal in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

Read the full opinion here: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_6j37.pdf