Posted: Jun 26, 2013 9:09 AM by Mark Sherman/AP
Updated: Jun 26, 2013 10:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people. The vote was 5-4.