Supreme Court rules DOMA unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules DOMA unconstitutional

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 9 at 11:51 AM

WASHINGTON  -- The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.

The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people. The vote was 5-4.

This story is developing.

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