Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, ruling that it is unconstitutional

NBC Latino

 In a momentous decision for same-sex couples, the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, ruling that it is unconstitutional. Same-sex couples in states that allow gay marriage will now be able to be eligible for the same federal benefits accorded to married couples.

“It’s fantastic news, it’s amazing – we were all on pins and needles waiting, and it’s incredible,” says Ingrid Duran, who co-founded a lobbying and consulting group with her partner, Catherine Pino called D&P Creative Strategies.

“It validates us as people and citizens of the United States,” Duran adds.  “For Catherine and I it’s bittersweet, because we live in Virginia and this only applies to same-sex couples in states where gay marriage is allowed,” she explains.  “But for them, it’s an amazing win.”

The Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, was a law established in 1996 that…

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