Supreme Court | The high court declares DOMA unconstitutional, and its rationale has traditional marriage proponents worried
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/26/13, 02:06 pm
The Supreme Court paved the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage by declaring on Wednesday that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was discriminatory against gay married couples.
Yet the court’s other major marriage decision Wednesday, by Chief Justice John Roberts, offered a counterbalance: Roberts dismissed California’s Proposition 8 case on standing, allowing states to continue to debate the definition of marriage.