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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

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The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.

 

The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people. The vote was 5-4.

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