Details forthcoming.


UPDATE: Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the court’s four liberals in this 5-4 decision.


UPDATE II: NPR SAYS:


The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages for purposes such as Social Security survivors’ benefits, insurance benefits, immigration and tax filing.


Section 3 of the law defines marriage as “a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife” and a spouse as “a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.” That provision had been ...

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Details forthcoming.

UPDATE: Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the court’s four liberals in this 5-4 decision.

UPDATE II: NPR SAYS:

The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages for purposes such as Social Security survivors’ benefits, insurance benefits, immigration and tax filing.

Section 3 of the law defines marriage as “a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife” and a spouse as “a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.” That provision had been ...

Read more