The Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that it is unconstitutional because it deprives equal liberty under the law.

The Court was split 5-4; with Justice Kennedy being the deciding factor.

From Bloomberg:

 

“DOMA instructs all federal officials, and indeed all persons with whom same-sex couples interact, including their own children, that their marriage is less worthy than the marriages of others,” Kennedy wrote for the court.

The court will act momentarily on a second gay-marriage case, involving California’s Proposition 8, which bars same-sex couples from marrying.

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The Supreme Court also ruled that it cannot take up a case regarding California’s Proposition 8, allowing a lower court’s ruling against the measure to stand.

In other words, gay marriage is now legal in California.

A very important victory for equality and justice!

 

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