History was made this week when the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act- a federal law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman- and also cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. Many of you had questions about the details of the rulings, and what they mean for same-sex couples across the country.
Heather Cutts asked: "My question is... In states that have a constitutional ban on gay marriage such as Florida, how will my rights be affected? I was legally married in Washington DC in 2011. While gay marriage may not be legally recognized in my state, will it federally be recognized?"
Russ Blaze tweeted: "Partner and I together for 30 years, live in Utah and not married. Can we get any of the Federal allowed pgms?"
Pauline Parrish wanted to know: "Does DOMA provide for the IRS to recognize same-sex marriage for tax filing purposes?"
And Chris Foshee wrote in on Facebook: "I think that a potentially good question was raised by Tony Perkins. What, if anything will be the unintended consequences to religious organizations that object to same sex unions?"
Thanks for all of your great questions, and please be sure to keep them coming on Twitter and Facebook. We’ll talk a lot more about the Supreme Court’s rulings along with the rest of the week’s top headlines this Sunday on “This Week.”
ABC's Elizabeth Hartfield and Gerald Mahoney contributed to this episode.
- Family & Relationships
- Politics & Government
- gay marriage