Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA: Read Full Decision Here [DOC]

Published:10:44 am EDT, June 26, 2013| Updated:10:54 am EDT, June 26, 2013|

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Today the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the 17-year-old Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to receive the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.

Below is the court's full decision, including the dissenting opinions. Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. Scalia, Roberts and Alito all wrote dissenting opinions.

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