We are so EXCEEDINGLY happy to report that moments ago, in a 5-4 decision, DOMA has been ruled unconstitutional!!! Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Anthony Kennedy wrote the decision, and shared with his constituants that “this decision is a declaration of equal rights” for gay Americans.
DOMA is the 90s-era law that was signed by President Clinton and denied federal benefits. Now, legally married gay men and women are entitled to claim the same federal benefits that are available to opposite-sex married couples.
R.I.P DOMA! You won’t be missed!!!
And now for the moment that makes this moment even sweeter!!!
Prop 8 has been dismissed on standing! With no challenge to the law, same-sex marriage will be restored in California! Same-sex marriage will be available in CA, at least where court clerks take the position that Prop 8 is unconstitutional.
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