In 2010 myself and my husband joined together in a lasting relationship at Washington DC, of all places to get married our state capital allows it. This makes me feel that our marriage can now be recognized just like anyone else who are allowed to get married. Below is a snippet of the final judgment of the Supreme Court of the United States.
In a pair of landmark decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage, and it allowed gay marriage to resume in California by declining to decide a separate case.
The court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to gay couples who are legally married in their states, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in a 5-4 decision, said that the act wrote inequality into federal law and violated the Fifth Amendment’s protection of equal liberty.