Thursday 23 November 2017

U.S Supreme Court strikes down law preventing gay couples claiming benefits

THE U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that restricts the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples in a major victory for the gay rights movement.

The ruling, on a 5-4 vote, means that legally married gay men and women are entitled to claim the same federal benefits that are available to opposite-sex married couples.

 

The court was due to decide within minutes a second case concerning a California law that bans same-sex marriage in the state.

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