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Early today, it was announced that the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA was unconstitutional, giving legally married Gay and Lesbian couples access to a slew of benefits. The NY Times had an editorial on the subject:
Today’s two Supreme Court rulings involving same-sex marriage were a huge and gratifying victory in the long struggle to end government-sanctioned discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. It is sad, this deep into the national conversation about equal rights, that five justices were not willing to recognize a constitutional right for all couples to marry, regardless of the state where they live or their genders. But the momentum for marriage equality seems unstoppable and such a breakthrough will eventually come.
The first ruling struck down the central provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, the odious 1996 federal law that denied federal benefits to same-sex couples married in jurisdictions that permit such unions. The second decision will nullify Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Both decisions are huge victories for the gay rights movements that propel the nation toward greater fairness and full equality.
However, as many observers predicted, the Roberts Court failed to deliver the larger verdict that the Constitution calls for in its equal protection clause — a broad ruling establishing a nationwide right of same-sex couples to wed. The Court misseda historic chance to correct a longstanding injustice and left gay people in much of the country relegated to an inferior status that a growing majority of Americans knows is wrong.
Read the full editorial:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/opinion/the-same-sex-marriage-rulings.html?hp&_r=0