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Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality

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     In a historic landmark decision made by the Supreme Court today, same sex couples were granted more equality. But with these two advancements made in marriage equality, it still didn't give same-sex marriage advocates exactly what they wanted: legalization across all states.

     The high court did however return the right for Californians to participate in same sex marriages.

     It also struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, giving federal rights to these couples in states where gay marriage is legal.

     Ohio and many other states across the country still have a ban on same sex marriage.

     Phil Atkins of Common Ground says this ruling is important for modern day civil rights. What is still unclear is whether the ruling will apply to same sex couples who were married in one state and then move to another where it hasn't been legalized.

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