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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Proposition 8

WASHINGTON DC   --    The historic rulings the historic rulings: Victory on two fronts today regarding gay marriage.

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote struck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denied legally married same-sex couples the same benefits provided to heterosexual spouses.

The high court also overruled Prop 8 that would bar gay and lesbians from marriage in California.

The vote dismissing the Prop 8 appeal was also 5-4.