Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Rulings on Scribd


Today, mere blocks away from Scribd headquarters, the celebration was already beginning in the shadows of the beautifully gilded San Francisco City Hall. This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two landmark rulings with major implications in the fight for equality among same-sex couples.

Just in time for the city's 43rd annual Pride Celebration and parade this weekend, where the party has already received an early start.

The party began shortly after today's landmark Supreme Court rulings and soon, revelers were taking to the streets in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood. [Photo Credit: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle]As we fired up our Scribd account this morning, our reading feed was populated with users and publishers who uploaded decisions, opinions and rulings related to both of these cases from the likes of KQED, The Dallas Morning NewsWashington Post, and the Statesman Journal.

It's clear to see that a wide variety of journalists and news organizations rely on Scribd to share their source material and often choose us as a platform to publish and widely-distribute source material that helps aid in their published work.

Below, you will find two of the major rulings regarding both of today's decisions handed down in Washington D.C.

By 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Proposition 8. Read the court's decision from Hollingsworth v. Perry. In the decision, the court remanded the case back to the Ninth Circuit Court with instructions to dismiss the appeal.

Read the complete decision:

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Also, by 5-4 vote, U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA allowing same-sex couples  federal benefits. The high court's ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, the so-called "DOMA" case, found it unconstitutional on the basis of discrimination.

Read the ruling of U.S. v. Windsor:

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