High court rules 5-4 against Defense of Marriage Act

06/26/2013 | Reuters · Wall Street Journal, The

The Defense of Marriage Act has been struck down in a 5-4 ruling by the Supreme Court. The act, which prevents legally married same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits, "violates basic due process and equal protection principles applicable to the Federal Government," according to the majority opinion.

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