Activists and nonprofits rejoiced on Twitter Wednesday after the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA -- which prevented same-sex couples whose marriages were recognized in their home state from receiving hundreds of benefits under federal law –- invalid.
The decision prompted cheers from scores of advocates whose primary mission is to ensure equality for for people of every sexual orientation.
The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that aims to prevent suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, was one such organization that shared its excitement with the Twitter community.
— The Trevor Project (@TrevorProject) June 26, 2013
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