June 26th, 2013
10:12 PM ET

Same-sex marriage supporters claim victory after historic Supreme Court ruling

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Two key rulings from the Supreme Court today on same-sex marriage.

The court decided that same-sex spouses are entitled to the same federal benefits as heterosexual spouses, and the court also dismissed California's Propostion 8 appeal, clear the way for same-sex marriages to resume in that state.

It wasn't an absolute victory for gay right advocates.

The high court also declined to make a sweeping statement on the broader issue of same-sex marriage rights nationwide.

Supporters were quick to applaud the court's decision.

"Today the United States Supreme Court in two important decisions brings us that much closer to true equality," Attorney for Prop 8 Plaintiffs, David Boies said.

What do these ruling really mean to the gay community?

OutFront tonight: Dustin Lance Black, who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the movie MILK - the story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk. And Joel Burns, an openly gay member of the Fort Worth City Council, whose video speech to gay teens three years ago went viral and received millions of hits on the internet, making it one of the most-watched videos of the "It Gets Better" campaign.

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