WASHINGTON Breaking News: Some Gay Couples Now Due to Receive Benefits Under 'Obamacare'

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Advocates say that the Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples are eligible for federal benefits will mean more gays and lesbians can reap the benefits of President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul that take effect January 1st. The number of people who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes jumped in May to the highest level in more than six years, a sign home sales will rise in the months ahead. In significant but incomplete victories for gay rights, the Supreme Court struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

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