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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.

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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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52 Comments on "Supreme Court strikes down key section of Defense of Marriage Act"

2015 years 10 months ago

Obummer should be able to come out of the closet now.

Mr . America
2015 years 10 months ago

“Now Boys It’s Adam and Eve and Never Adam with Steve”
God created the rainbow as a promise to never destroy mankind by way of flood ever again. However now it’s used to mock the one and only true God by using the rainbow as a banner to identify and scream out hey look at me im gay!!!!!!!

Beach Bum
2015 years 10 months ago

Good luck in finding someone to officate the wedding. Justice of the peace weddings is all this will result in.

Still against the law in North Carolina.

2015 years 10 months ago

The Rep’s will gain more seats in the house and probably the senate also on a national and state level. You obviously are not paying close attention. It will be hard to win national elections I agree due to the countless number of citizens on some type of government assistance and they would not want to cut off the hand that feeds them.

Most Blacks and Hispanics would probably vote for Rep’s if it was not for the handouts. Believe it or not they are more in line with their thinking on social issues such as these. How do you think the vote to ban gay marriage passed in CA. It was just one issue with no candidate attached to that issue that’s why. the vote there speaks for itself

2015 years 10 months ago

Marriage is a part of religion. Last time I checked the CONSTITUTION states a separation of church and state. Therefore we are violating these peoples constitutional rights to have a legal marriage. I say as long as all parties are of legal age and are consenting let them get married and to as many people as they want. Have everyone sign the marriage license and to make the govt happy let them find some way to tax it. Otherwise we need to keep our predjudious, over religious noses out of other peoples bedrooms!


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