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The US Supreme Court has struck down a law denying federal benefits to gay couples and cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.
The Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review
".I share the opinion with some of my friends here that I can't exactly celebrate DOMA after Blacks, Latinos and other minorities were denied the right to vote yesterday. It seems like we have turned the clock back not just to the Civil Rights Movement but to Southern Reconstruction".Tennessee Reed