Supporters of same-sex marriage are celebrating after a big U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Justices on Wednesday struck down a key provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA. Someone who is not celebrating is Congressman Rodney Davis (pictured), who represents the 13th District which includes a portion of the Riverbend. He believes this issue is about finding a balance between the rights of churches and the rights of same-sex couples.
But, he says there are other issues that must be addressed in Washington.
The ruling means federal benefits can be extended to same-sex couples in states where same-sex marriage is legal. That covers a dozen states and the District of Columbia. The high court's 5-4 ruling found the DOMA provision to be discriminatory and therefore unconstitutional.