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US: Justices asked to void marriage law provision

Published: 02.23.13, 22:14 / Israel News

The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a section of federal law that only recognizes male-female marriages.


In a filing with the court, the administration says Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act denies legally married same-sex couples many federal benefits that are available only to legally married heterosexual couples. Federal tax and Social Security survivor's benefits are among them.


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