Ben Patton Staff Writer
You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that history has been made today!
In a historical 5-4 victory, the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), thus granting same-sex couples over 1,000 rights and benefits that were previously witheld. DOMA was inacted in 1996 and has federally blocked recognition of same-sex couples.
“The ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act means that the federal government must recognize the gay marriages deemed legal by the states — 12, plus the District of Columbia,” according to reports by NBC.
NBC also reported on the Prop8 victory for California, “In a separate case, the court ruled that it could not take up a challenge to Proposition 8, the California law that banned gay marriage in that state. That decision means that gay marriage will once again be legal in California.”
The social media universe has been blowing up since the announcement that was made a little over an hour ago. Celebrity tweets have been popping up left and right in celebration of the win for equality: