Supreme Court Breaking News: Gay Rights Supporters Erupt in Cheers Over Ruling

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Chanting "DOMA is Dead," supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers and some wept, openly upon hearing word of the Supreme Court's decision, striking down a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The Supreme Court ruled that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy ,The Supreme Court has ruled DOMA to be unconstitutional. DOMA is the 90's-era law that denied federal-benefits to same-sex couples.

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