“In a landmark victory for equality, the United States Supreme Court today struck down the so-called ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ or DOMA, a law that prohibited the federal government from recognizing legally married same-sex couples.

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In a 5 to 4 ruling, the Court determined that DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.”

Congratulations California!

This now makes the 13th state (plus the District of Colombia)  to legalize same sex marriage. For a complete list of states and countries with legalized same sex marriage click here. 

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