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U.S. Supreme Court upholds same-sex marriage in two cases, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in one case and upholding same-sex marriage in California in the other case, gay rights activists, President Obama , Senator Sherrod Brown, Congresswomen Fudge, Beatty, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald applaud landmark decisions,.... decisions come on heels of support of gay marriage by Obama, Cleveland NAACP, 5-4 split decisions in high profile U.S. Supreme Court cases are becoming routine

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com, Ohio's No 1 and No 2 online Black newspapers  ( ).  Reach Cleveland Urban News.Com by email at and by phone at 216-659-0473 WASHINGTON, D.C-The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued two celebrated rulings to bolster the gay rights movement, historical decisions that come on the heels last year of President Obama's announcement of his support of gay marriage, and the echoing of that posture by the NAACP, the nations' oldest and most respected Civil Rights organization. One case gives federal benefits to spouses of same-sex marriage and the other in essence struck down Proposition 8   through the court's refusal to hear the appeal of a lower court ruling that invalidated it.  Adopted by California voters in 2008 that outlawed gay marriage, the defeat of Proposition 8 became a baby of the gay rig