Same-sex marriage cases explained

POSTED: 11:49 AM PDT Mar 25, 2013    UPDATED: 07:53 AM PDT Jun 26, 2013 

Find out more about the Supreme Court gay marriage cases decided Wednesday and what's at stake for both sides of the debate.

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President Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law in 1996. DOMA has two main provisions: Section 2, which says individual states don’t have to recognize same-sex weddings marriages that are legal in other states; and Section 3, which says a person’s spouse is only entitled to federal benefits when the two spouses are of the opposite sex.


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