High court rules on rights and marriage
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act today, ruling that legally married same-sex couples are entitled to the same rights as all other married couples. The court voted 5-4 to not issue a ruling on California's Prop 8 appeal. While it does not set a national precedent, it does clear the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California.
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Pride and happiness
Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th, middle, who is gay, makes an impassioned speech that included his pride and happiness in the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act and is given a standing ovation from the city council and observers.