Two SCOTUS Rulings Victories for Gay Marriage Supporters

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Updated: 6/26/2013 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has issued a pair of significant but incomplete victories for supporters of gay marriage.

In one 5-to-4 ruling, the court struck down a provision of a federal law that denied federal benefits to gay married couples. The provision of the Defense of Marriage Act kept legally-married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits that go to married couples of the opposite sex.

In the other, also a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices said nothing at all about same-sex marriage itself. But they left in place a finding by a trial court that California's Proposition 8 -- banning same-sex marriage -- is unconstitutional.

That's an outcome that will probably allow California officials to order the resumption of same-sex weddings in the state in about a month.
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icanplaytoo - 6/26/2013 9:43 PM
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"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." (I Corinthians 14:34-35)

Chazael - 6/26/2013 4:24 PM
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