The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court held that DOMA is “unconstitutional as deprivation of equal liberty by persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.”
In the Prop 8 case, the court ruled 5-4 that the proponents of California’s same-sex marriage ban had no legal standing to appeal. The case was dismissed.
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