US Supreme Court ruling entitles gays to federal benefits

By REUTERS
June 26, 2013 17:29

WASHINGTON - The US Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a central portion of a federal law that restricted the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples in a major victory for the gay rights movement.

The ruling, on a 5-4 vote, means that legally married gay men and women are entitled to claim the same federal benefits that are available to opposite-sex married couples.The court was due to decide within minutes a second case concerning a California law that bans same-sex marriage in the state.


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