BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act
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.
“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.
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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