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MARK SHERMAN
Associated Press

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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Charles Walters
2016 years 2 months ago

2014 is coming fast and all the Right Wing Religious, homophobic, racist, bigots, ie the Tea Party Republicans are going to be shown the door all over this country. The whole idea of legislating morality, because of your slanted religious beliefs is just CRAP!!!! You have no right to tell anyone who they can marry, because frankly it is none of your damn business!!!! You say gay people are evil, but look at your own leaders. Jim and Tammy Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, and all th Catholic Priest who have ripped off people, and worse targeted children for sex then… Read more »

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truthseeker
2016 years 2 months ago

I pretty much hate the Supreme Court making decisions that overturn the will of the majority. I am glad am I getting older because this country is slowly but surely going down hill, economically, morally, ethically and militarily. My country as I fought and defended it to my own disdain and at a personal sacrifice to my health is not the country I loved. The liberal minority has won!.. When this country with liberal Obama at the helm loses its significance at least I know I have lived a majority of my life in real and great… Read more »

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WHO CARES
2016 years 2 months ago

Its not the people fault its that the Supreme Court has not read the BiBle not one of them. If they had it would have been NO.

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Guest350
2016 years 2 months ago

Wilmington Maj, you get my vote on that comment. I am 100% heterosexual but all I see is the straights harassing the gays. Not one time have I ever known of any gay group demonstrating against peoples right to be heterosexual.

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WilmingtonMAJ
2016 years 2 months ago

That takes the cake in terms of idiotic comments!

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