The Real Fights Over Gay Marriage are Just Starting

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, while historic, didn’t settle the issue. In fact, they fuel it.

For President Obama, the repercussions of Wednesday’s (June 26) ruling striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act will mean review and revisions in hundreds of federal laws. In everything from Social Security checks to Pentagon benefits, gay married couples now must be treated the same way as heterosexual couples.

For gay rights advocates, the twin decision that opens the door to resume same-sex marriages in California bolstered determination to expand the right to wed for gay men and lesbians. The Human Rights Campaign set a goal to achieve that in all 50 states within the next five years.

Written by Susan Page, Catalina Camia and Susan Davis. To read the full article, click here. For more information on family law attorneys, visit our website http://www.jwbrookslaw.com/

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