Wednesday, June 26, 2013

U.S. supreme court strikes down DOMA

True marriage no longer to be defended by federal law
People demonstrate outside the Supreme Court building in Washington in this photo from late March, when the court heard oral arguments in two "same-sex marriage" cases. CNS photo / Nancy Phelan Wiechec.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defence of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the federal government must recognize "gay marriages" accepted by individual states. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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