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JUN 27, 2013 - Forbes

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Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory For Gay Marriage

In a watershed day for gay rights advocates, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that same-sex marriages were entitled to the same federal benefits as opposite-sex marriages. Coming exactly a decade after Lawrence v. Texas, a seminal case in which the Court struck down sodomy laws, United States v. Windsor marked another important victory for gay rights by invalidating provisions of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act defining marriage as the union between a man and a woman.

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