Transcript for Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage Advocates in DOMA, Prop 8 Rulings
You're watching America this morning America's number 1 the early morning news. It was an emotional night celebrating for same sex couples and their supporters -- celebrations follow that lamented the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage. Same sex couples will once again be able to marry in California already wed gay couples they will soon have access to thousands of federal benefits and -- previously been denied ABC's Devin Dwyer joining us this morning. From Washington with all the new development status. Hey good morning John -- that's right everybody's talking about the opinion written by justice Anthony Kennedy. He did not mince words he said the defense of marriage acting means gay couples humiliate their children and violates the constitution. Overnight gay and lesbian couples across the country celebrated the way loving couples do with kisses and hugs -- of champagne and some colorful dancing. An eruption of emotion and a landmark day at the Supreme Court. Which struck down the federal defense of marriage act and let stand a lower court ruling that overturned California's ban on same sex marriage. 84 year old Edie Windsor brought the case against Duma seeking to validate her marriage to the love of her life he has. Fire I think it's the end of a teenagers falling in love -- not knowing that there's a future for them and pay it with -- It's also a future with federal benefits from social security and veterans' benefits to family leave an income and estate taxes married gay couples now equal under the law. Supporters of -- traditional definition of marriage were disappointed. The Supreme Court though they may -- so. Have not yet -- risen to the level of god we cannot. Legislation -- morality and expect everyone to say it's okay. It's not a -- 35 states still ban same sex marriage laws that will remain in place but the court's decision on prop eight -- California 212 states in DC which allow gay couples to wed. At San Francisco City Hall rainbow lights signal the return of same sex -- soon. As soon as they -- that day marriages are on. The couples that brought the case what you please bury it. Say they're ready to exchange -- -- just felt that I actually gets a -- woman that I love. Now those marriages could begin in California as soon as next month meanwhile both sides agreed the legal debate over marriage will continue. The Supreme Court did not rule on whether gay couples have a right to wed. John and Diane I Devin -- in Washington thank you.
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