The ruling on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, is in.
[Updated at 10:23 a.m. ET]
And yes, the president was watching. His Twitter account is calling the DOMA ruling "a historic step forward," though it's not signed with the "bo" that shows he wrote it.
[Updated at 10:22 a.m. ET]
President Obama was going to be monitoring the rulings on Air Force One as he heads to Senegal, CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
[Updated at 10:17 a.m. ET]
Supporters of same-sex marriage waiting outside the Supreme Court cheered the DOMA decision. Reaction is also coming in from Twitter.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC chairwoman, tweeted: "Finally, married couples will enjoy the federal benefits and protections they've been denied for years."
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Of course we can't draw any conclusions from the DOMA ruling about which way the justices will decide on California's Proposition 8.
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The justices were split 5-4. The majority ruling was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Dissents were written by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Samuel Alito.
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Legal expert Jeffrey Toobin puts the ruling in context: "DOMA is gone."
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From our team in Washington:
The Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits.
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This is the case where Edie Windsor said she had to pay more in inheritance tax than warranted because her spouse was a woman, not a man.
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We're reading the decision to see how the justices ruled regarding the rights of legally married same-sex couples to receive federal benefits provided to heterosexual spouses.
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There is a ruling in the DOMA case.
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So it's 10 a.m. in the nation's capital and the Supreme Court should be sitting. No cameras inside the court of course, so we can only assume they are good timekeepers.