Major victory for gay marriage as U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act
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. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)