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Supreme Court Tosses DOMA and Prop 8 into the Dustbin of History

Supreme Court Tosses DOMA and Prop 8 into the Dustbin of History

"DOMA’s principal effect is to identify and make unequal a subset of state-sanctioned marriages," wrote Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.  

“DOMA’s principal effect is to identify and make unequal a subset of state-sanctioned marriages,” wrote Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.


In a separate ruling, high court decided that defenders of California’s gay marriage ban did not have standing, meaning lower court rulings striking down the ban in California will stand. 

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