Supporters cheer 'true equality'
Michael Knaapen, left, and his husband, John Becker, embrace outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Wednesday after the court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.
Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers, wept openly and chanted “DOMA is Dead” outside the Supreme Court as word reached them that the justices had struck down a key provision of the federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Some in the crowd hugged and others jumped up and down just after 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, when the decision was announced inside. Many were on their cellphones, monitoring Twitter, news sites and blogs for the outcome.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 am.