Congratulations to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of striking down the DOMA act. D.O.M.A also known as “Defense of Marriage Act”, passed in Congress on September 21, 1996, and signed by Former President Bill Clinton, is an act that refused to recognize same sex marriages. Section 3 of the law, restricting federal marriage benefits, was over turned and ruled unconstitutional today. Same sex partners are now eligible to receive Social Security benefits, protected under immigration rights and can now file taxes jointly.
CNN reports, “A deeply divided Supreme Court nudged the nation toward broad recognition of same-sex marriage on Wednesday in rulings hailed by advocates as a “joyous occasion” — but still left many questions unanswered.
Voting 5-4 in each of two decisions, justices threw out part of a law that denied hundreds of federal benefits to same-sex couples and cleared the way for gays and lesbians to once again marry in California.”
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