U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.

POSTED: 8:14 AM Jun 26 2013   UPDATED: 10:36 AM Jun 26 2013
US SUPREME COURT
WASHINGTON -

The Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples.
    
The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people.

The vote was 5-4.

Stay with NBC Montana through out the day for more on how this decision will affect Montana.