Supreme Court Doma and Prop 8 rulings align law with public opinion

The US supreme court made two monumental rulings today. First, it struck down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (Doma). Doma had previously made it so that gay marriages and the benefits that go with marriage would not be recognized by the federal government. The supreme court’s ruling does not require states that have laws against same-sex marriage to recognize them.

The ruling will be welcomed by most Americans. [cont.]

Harry Enten, The Guardian

Recent polls: Same-sex marriage