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The Supreme Court issued two key rulings affecting same-sex marriage today, and the rulings are being hailed by some as a historic victory.

The divided Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that legally married same-sex spouses may receive federal benefits. The vote was 5-4.

The Supreme Court also dismissed an appeals case on California's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8. The justices held that traditional marriage activists who put the proposition on California ballots did not have the constitutional authority or standing to defend the law in federal courts after the state refused to appeal its loss at trial. The appeals court's stay on the decision will be lifted, and the lower court decision allowing for same-sex marriage will be reinstated.

Congressman Kevin Cramer says he is disappointed in the rulings.

"In two unfortunate decisions, the Supreme Court has ruled against the framework of the Defense of Marriage Act, and imposed its own judgment by stripping the people of California of the ability to defend their own vote on marriage. While I am disappointed in these activist rulings which ignore both the will of the people and of Congress, this does not end the national discussion on the issue. I will continue to review in detail the text of these rulings and any potential implications on the definition of marriage established by the people of North Dakota."

 

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