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BREAKING: Supreme Court Invalidates Defense of Marriage Act, Punts on Prop 8

Dramamama Wrote: Jun 26, 2013 10:54 AM
Most states have civil unions! So that is how they aren't losing anything! It just isn't marriage......but it isn't about that really. Gays just want to throw their gayness in our faces and force us to accept it! Look around, how does 13% of the population have so much pull??????

The US Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional in a 5-4 ruling, authored by Justice Kennedy. Chief Justice Roberts dissented, as did Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito. The Court's rationale, per SCOTUS blog: "DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment." The Defense of Marriage Act was passed overwhelmingly by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1996. Here is the text of the landmark Windsor decision.

While the federal portion of DOMA has been...

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