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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama Invited to Gay Wedding: ‘OK’ to Couple on Courthouse Steps

Talk about a proposal. Paul Katami, a plaintiff in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, wasted no time in making his intentions known after the Supreme Court issued a ruling today allowing gay marriage to be reinstated in California....

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Mollie Wagoner, of Maryland, second right, and Sharon Burk, of New Jersey, celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8 in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2013.

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Mollie Wagoner, of Maryland, second right, and Sharon Burk, of New Jersey, celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8 in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2013.

Bill, Hillary Clinton on DOMA Ruling: ‘A More Perfect Union’

Bill Clinton, elected president in 1992, signed the law in 1996. He walked away from it this year. Hillary Clinton, considering a campaign for president in 2016, made her own sentiments known not long before the Supreme Court today struck...

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after his weekly news conference on June 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after his weekly news conference on June 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Boehner’s House: $2.3 Mln Defending DOMA in Losing Court Fight

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker: The House has spent $2.3 million defending the Defense of Marriage Act, according to Drew Hammill, spokesman for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. The House, led by Republican John Boehner of Ohio, had authorized...

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Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2013.

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Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2013.

SCOTUS: DOMA Done, Prop 8 Dead

Updated at 10:35, 10:55 and 11:31 am EDT The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law restricting benefits for same-sex couples. The court also has cleared the way for gay marriage in California, the first state to legalize it....

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An elderly man reaches for a medicine bottle as he takes his prescription pills in Florida.

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An elderly man reaches for a medicine bottle as he takes his prescription pills in Florida.

Generic Drugs Pressure Prices

In recent days, the Supreme Court, regulators and members of the Senate have railed against flaws in the health-care market and the high cost of drugs. Maybe the system is beginning to fix itself. Americans actually spent less on medicine...

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Justice Breyer, left, with Ambassador Westmacott,and his wife, Lady Westmacott.

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Justice Breyer, left, with Ambassador Westmacott,and his wife, Lady Westmacott.

Justice Breyer: Language Problem?

“She’s had to teach me quite a lot,” Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said of his English wife, Joanna. “I still don’t understand the language that well.” Breyer was guest of honor at a reception at the home of British...

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Marriage equality supporters wave flags and signs as they rally in front of the Supreme Court before oral arguments in the United States v. Windsor case, which will test the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act on March 27, 2013.

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Marriage equality supporters wave flags and signs as they rally in front of the Supreme Court before oral arguments in the United States v. Windsor case, which will test the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act on March 27, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 84

That’s the percentage of members of Congress in 1996 who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act barring same-sex couples from claiming federal benefits available to other married couples. President Bill Clinton signed the measure into law after 342 of...

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

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People walk on the beach in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Border Patrol

Immigration policy is the main subject of discussion at events hosted by the Migration Policy Institute, the Economic Policy Institute and the Small Business Majority in Washington today. Meanwhile, Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake will host Democratic...

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Gay pride flags at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Gay pride flags at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Wednesday’s Supreme Court Gay Marriage Arguments Live Blog

2:36 p.m. That’ll do it for today’s live blog. The court could issue its decisions in this week’s gay marriage cases at any time. But it’s likely to follow past practice, holding its most contentious cases until the end of the...

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