This day will go down in the History books as the day America FINALLY got up off of its ass and supported marriage equality for ALL.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court decided today that the federal Defense of Marriage act is unconstitutional and invalidated it. The Defense of Marriage act prevented those same-sex couples legally married in their state from receiving the federal benefits those in “traditional” marriages enjoyed. This landmark decision means that the federal government may no longer discriminate against same-sex couples and allows those legally married in their state to be treated just like everyone else.
I am completely ecstatic and couldn’t be more proud to be an American than I am right now.
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