The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, ruling it unconstitutional.
DOMA, as it is called, recognized marriage as a union of one man and one woman when it was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. It denies federal benefits to same-sex partners who are legally married in states where same-sex marriage is permitted.
CatholicPhilly.com will post a full story on the ruling soon.
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