The Supreme Court has ruled that a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denies federal benefits to same-sex couples, is unconstitutional. [...]
The case involved a challenge to the 1996 law that passed with wide majorities and that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. It denies federal benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married in their states.
Crowds outside the Supreme Court could be heard erupting in applause as news of the court's ruling spread.
The Supreme Court will hand down rulings today in two highly-anticipated gay marriage cases, one that challenges Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that defines marriage as between one man and one woman, and another that challenged a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples.
well this is good news, and not all that surprising, though i'm sure many people might find it alarming... i dunno, but good for SCOTUS.
on a sidenote, search on "gay" on google.com – awwww, isn't that cute? lol
p.s. DOMA and Prop 8 should get married.