News : US Federal Ban On Gay Marriage, Voted Unconstitutional
After several days of speculation about when the court would rule, it made its announcement this morning, June 26th 2013.
It issued an opinion on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which federally defined marriage as between one man and one woman, and therefore blocked gay married couples from receiving many benefits.
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to deem DOMA unconstitutional, because it “deprived people of their Fifth Amendment freedoms” the Court said.
“DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty.”
More news will come later but isn’t it the perfect timing for Pride season? Celebrate!