DOMA case could give windfall to gay couples

Supreme Court to rule on federal benefits for them

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  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    March 10, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    No windfall is involved. All this would do is to allow legally-married gay and lesbian couples, retroactive to the dates their marriages were performed, the same benefits legally-married straight couples have enjoyed. In other words, it would allow them the equal protection of the law and put them in the position they should have been in since their legal marriages were performed. Those benefits should never have been denied to legally-married couples in the first place.

  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    March 10, 2013 5:26 a.m.

    The questions of same sex marriage have real world impact on real LGBT Americans. When the government sets legal benefits to the institution of marriage, it no longer has a right to discriminate based on the 14th amendment's equal protection clause. Same sex marriage does not impact heterosexual couples, and those who would keep it illegal are simply trying to deny a right to a minority group they do not like. That sort of discrimination is explicitly prohibited by the Constitution. Plus it's just mean spirited. Live and let live.