US court extends benefits to married gay couples

Gay rights supporters march with a rainbow flag during the gay pride parade in Salt Lake City earlier this month.
Gay rights supporters march with a rainbow flag during the gay pride parade in Salt Lake City earlier this month. Credit: Reuters

The US Supreme Court has extended Federal benefits to married gay couples.

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US gay couples benefits ruling

President Obama has welcomed a historic US Supreme Court ruling to allow married gay couples eligible for federal benefits, but stressed it does not change the way religious institutions define marriage.