To Which States Will Today’s Decision Apply? Ctd

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HRC has a primer on what the DOMA decision means for same-sex couples in various states:

Brian Beutler explores the implications of the SCOTUS’ decision to leave Section 2 of DOMA, “the section that says states don’t have to recognize marriages from other states,” intact:

Marriage equality supporters are understandably ecstatic that the Supreme Court has declared section three of DOMA unconstitutional. But for a subset of same-sex partners, the ruling won’t truly guarantee them equal treatment under the law. The nature of the court’s DOMA decision, combined with its decision to punt the California Prop 8 case about whether there’s a constitutional right to gay marriage, will ultimately create a sort of three-tiered status for same-sex partners. …

“As a general rule, a person who legally married a different-sex partner will be considered married in all states,” [Shannon] Minter [the legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights] said. “But that…

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