The Supreme Court is the center of the news world after two monumental cases passed by the nine justices this week. The first decision came yesterday, with the court striking down key parts of the 50-year-old Voting Rights Act, which required Southern states to get the feds' approval before changing their election laws. Chief Justice John Roberts was the swing vote in the 5-4 call.
Then, today, the Supreme Court absolutely blew up your Twitter feed by issuing rulings on California's Prop 8 (which banned gay marriage in the state) and the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 law that banned inter-state recognition to same-sex couples. Prop 8 was dismissed, meaning the state of California can let same-sex marriage resume, and DOMA was found unconstitutional, allowing the country as a whole to give federal benefits to gay couples—this whole thing started when a woman named Edith Windsor was hit with a massive estate tax bill after her wife died in 2009.
Anyway this whole is issue is, obviously, a hotly contested one, so here's the coolest and least offensive video I can find: An NBC intern juking through a crowd like Adrian Peterson to deliver the ruling to Pete Williams. We can all relate to this poor behind-the-camera sap.
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