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Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act, extends federal benefits to married gay couples

(Tribune staff and wire reports) – The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act today, ruling that legally married same-sex couples are entitled to the same rights as all other married couples.

The decision voids the section of the 1996 law that denied tax breaks and other federal benefits to more than 100,000 gay couples who have married legally.

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