Posts Tagged ‘Defense of Marriage Act’

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA. Sort of.

June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Sort Of ...

The Supreme Court has ruled. Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Same-sex couples married in states where it is legal must receive the same federal health, tax, Social Security and other benefits that heterosexual couples receive. Other aspects of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act remain, and only 13 states and the District of Columbia believe civil marriage is a civil right, so legal and legislative battles will continue.