DOMA Ruling: What It Does, What It Doesn’t Do

Supreme Court

It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.  But is the fight to protect the institution of marriage over?By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a key provision of the Defense Of Marriage Act.  The ruling now guarantees federal recognition, including tax protections, for lesbian and homosexual couples who have married in one of the 13 states which currently recognize same-sex marriage.  In its decision, the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA violated the equal protection clause of the Constitu … [Read more...]