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Supreme Court DOMA ruling extends federal benefits to same-sex couples

By MARK SHERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
 
The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people. The vote was 5-4.
 

   AP-WF-06-26-13 1413GMT

 
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