Breaking News: Supreme Court Overturns The Defense on Gay Marriage ACT & President Obama Calls To Congratulate
A MAJOR step in the right direction for Gay and Lesbian equality was announced today. Now LGBT couples who are already married and seeking the same benefits from the government as heterosexual couples have been awarded and extended.
“On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality.
DOMA/United States v. Windsor
Victory! The so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” has been declared unconstitutional. Committed same-sex couples who are legally married in their own states can now receive federal protections – like Social Security, veterans’ benefits, health insurance and retirement savings.
Prop 8/Hollingsworth v. Perry
Victory! Proposition 8 has been struck down! The Supreme Court denied standing for the proponents of Proposition 8. This ruling will revert to the ninth circuit court, which will overturn Proposition 8. This means that committed same-sex couples in California will soon be able to marry their loved ones once again.
Watch Video Below as President Barack Obama Calls Personally To Congratulate Both Cases Live on TV