Supreme Court rules part of DOMA is unconstitutional
|Updated: 6/26 5:28 pm
||Published: 6/26 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people. The vote was 5-4.
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