The Supreme Court's Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Learn what the DOMA decision means for same-sex couples in all areas of law.

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The United States Supreme Court decision United States v. Windsor struck down a core component of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and established that same-sex spouses are entitled to the same federal rights as any other spouses. Although it leaves in place Section 2 of DOMA, which allows states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, Windsor impacts virtually all areas of law. To learn about the pervasive legal changes brought on by this landmark decision, visit our page devoted to The Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision.

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