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Supreme Court clears the way for same-sex marriage in California

AP: On Proposition 8, the Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex unions in Calif., but avoided ruling on gay marriage nationwide.

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples with its Defense of Marriage Act ruling.

For more on this follow our continuing coverage on BreakingNews.com

Photo: A gay marriage supporter holds a placard at the US Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Karen Bleier / AFP - Getty Images)

Supreme Court: Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional 
NBC News: The United States Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional
For more on this story including the decision on Proposition 8 visit breakingnews.com 
Photo: Gay marriage supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in anticipation of U.S. Supreme Court rulings (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

 

Supreme Court: Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional

NBC News: The United States Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional

For more on this story including the decision on Proposition 8 visit breakingnews.com

Photo: Gay marriage supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in anticipation of U.S. Supreme Court rulings (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

 

Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act

NBC News: The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a civil rights law that requires some states to get federal permission to change their voting rules, but it struck down the formula for which jurisdictions are covered — leaving it to Congress to redraw the map.

The opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts. The vote was 5-4.

Photo: US Supreme Court building (Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images file)

BREAKING: US Supreme Court will hear gay marriage casesThe US Supreme Court has agreed to take up two gay marriage cases in their first serious look at the issue.The court today granted review of the Defense of Marriage act, a federal law which says marriage can exist only between a man and a woman, and Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California, NBC News reports.More updates on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Gay marriage advocates cheer during a rally outside a federal courthouse in San Francisco moments before hearing that judges had struck down Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, on Feb. 7, 2012. (Beck Diefenbach / Reuters file)

BREAKING: US Supreme Court will hear gay marriage cases

The US Supreme Court has agreed to take up two gay marriage cases in their first serious look at the issue.

The court today granted review of the Defense of Marriage act, a federal law which says marriage can exist only between a man and a woman, and Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California, NBC News reports.

More updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Gay marriage advocates cheer during a rally outside a federal courthouse in San Francisco moments before hearing that judges had struck down Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, on Feb. 7, 2012. (Beck Diefenbach / Reuters file)