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Supreme Court strikes down federal anti-gay marriage law

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The Supreme Court  on Wednesday  struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act , a historic move that significantly expands the rights of gays and lesbians in the country. The justices ruled 5-4 that DOMA, a 1996 law that defines marriage as the union of a man and woman, is unconstitutional. The result is seen as a long-sought victory for gay-rights advocates who have...