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:
- Amicus Briefs from Unlikely Sources Submitted in Same-Sex Marriage Cases
- The Defense of Marriage Act to Finally Get its Day at the Supreme Court
- DOMA Undercut by Circuit Courts
Update: President Obama and Speaker Boehner have each released a statement on DOMA.
Update: SCOTUSblog has a “plain English” explanation of the case.