In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled June 26 that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits, and declined to decide a case from California, effectively allowing same-sex marriages there.
The decision voids a section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was adopted with bipartisan support in Congress in 1996 to deny all benefits and recognition to same-sex couples.
After the news broke, FIU News asked students on social media what they thought of the decision. Natalie Merola tweeted, “It’s vindicating that #SCOTUS crushed the ideologies of #DOMA. May we continue to revolutionize the history of marriage in the U.S.”