Last updated on: 6/26/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Gay marriage ruling strikes down key part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Gay marriage ruling strikes down key part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – The 5-4 US Supreme Court decision found that the 1996 law that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman is unconstitutional, and will allow gay couples to receive the same federal benefits as heterosexual married couples.