Breaking: Supreme Court Declares DOMA Unconstitutional (Updated)

Barney Frank with other spectators outside the Supreme Court building this morning. Credit: Kevin Russell / SCOTUSblog

By: Terry Colberg

Just moments ago, the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Clarification: The Court only found Section 3 of DOMA unconstitutional. Section 2 still stands.

Here is the opinion from the court (PDF).

Here is some of our previous coverage of DOMA:

Update: President Obama and Speaker Boehner have each released a statement on DOMA.

Update: SCOTUSblog has a “plain English” explanation of the case.

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