Definition: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)









Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

This 1996 law defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Section 3 of this act banned same-sex marriage couples from receiving over a thousand federal benefits such as, health insurance and retirement savings. Section 3 was declared unconstitutional in US v. Windsor in 2013.

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