The high court rules a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Nearly 150 years after the United States decided that no person should be denied equal protection under the law, the... more 
The high court rules a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Nearly 150 years after the United States decided that no person should be denied equal protection under the law, the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday declared it unconstitutional to restrict federal marriage benefits for same-sex couples. The Supreme Court ruled that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Donna Brazile says President Obama must persuade a polarized Congress to preserve the landmark law that protects citizens from discriminatory anti-voter rules that emerge every election cycle. less 
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Wed, Jun 26, 2013 11:50 AM EDT