July 01, 2013

The Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

James L. Schwartz
  • You've seen all of the public reaction. What does the decision really mean?
  • What does the decision mean in states that don't have same-sex marriage provisions?

On June 28, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States rendered two opinions regarding same-sex marriage. Actually, both cases dealt with the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had been passed by Congress and also several of the states. Since the passage of those statutes, which mostly took place in the mid-1990s, some states have repealed their statute while the voters in other states have overturned those statutes.

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