The United States Supreme Court is poised in all likelihood to hand down its ruling in the two same-sex marriage cases by the end of June 2013. While both could have major implications on the institution of marriage, United States v. Windsor is the case that has the potential to change the landscape for same-sex couple’s rights and obligations.
However, misinformation is all around on what benefits same-sex couples already possess. Whether it be assumption the average citizen has or how television shows like the recently cancelled “Rules of Engagement” incorrectly interpret current law, not everyone is in the know about what the Defense of Marriage Act actually is or how it affects same-sex couples.
Over the coming weeks, this blog will address this issue as well as the impact of whatever decision the nine justices reach on a national level as well as for states like New York where same-sex marriage is legal.
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