Supporters cheer 'true equality'

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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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