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Gold down and yes a big day of the Supreme Court but got to bring in Brett that from the Fox News.
-- -- what we want a bubble frankly it's clarity.
On these two Supreme Court rulings can -- strike as all out plate I think so I think says Stewart first of all on dome of the defense of marriage act the Supreme Court.
In a 54 decision led by Justice Kennedy.
Struck down the defense of marriage act and essentially it said it was unconstitutional.
Now what that means is that this the same sex couples.
Married in states.
That where that is legal the same sex marriage is legal they are now entitled to federal benefits across the board of married couples.
That does not mean however that states where gay marriage is not legal.
That then that same sex marriage is then legal aid it basically keeps those states.
As they are but the couples who are already married in and states where it is legal they now have federal.
According to this room.
-- this is -- because -- -- this is a financial program under I'm just -- enough about Dilma ruling that he's a very big financial move because.
If you've got same sex marriage in a given state.
Those same sex couples now how the availability.
Of federal benefits.
That is a big cash flow.
I'm -- right in that.
That is right now I don't have dollar figures for Stewart but I I think it is a big.
Big amounts you're talking I think eleven states here and umpteen number thousands of well of couples who read a lot higher on I'm thinking Brett in terms of Social Security so -- about benefits.
If that same sex marriage in some states is now OK and federal benefits flow.
To survive off of -- same sex marriage is now in talking to Social Security survivor benefits that is.
Tens of billions of dollars in what I would call unfunded liabilities going into the future but again.
Well I -- -- -- and beat this supporters of -- say you know it was a civil rights issue.
And they will continue to battle I think across the board this is definitely not the end of the gay marriage issue the second part.
The second ruling actually ties to the first the prop eight ruling the Supreme Court ruled 54.
That's the the people bringing the case forward.
Saying that prop eight -- that the lower court.
Struck it down as unconstitutional.
Appealing that the people who were peeled back to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court said did not have stand it.
So essentially the Supreme Court said we can't hear you -- appeal appeal we're going to vacate this and go back down to the original court ruling which said.
That prop eight which banned same sex marriage in California.
Shot down meaning that the state of California.
We'll start the same sex marriages.
Probably in in a few weeks and that gets your first question.
If you're -- to -- a lot more same sex couples who will be getting federal benefits in California more than anyplace else.
What struck me was that it was a five to four ruling just festival but -- case that was a five to four ruling.
And it brought together just -- -- both Hogan's book I just escalate up on the same side.
What do you like about Brett.
On the propping up -- -- yes Corretja brought -- brought a case it was a very strange mix of the justices.
In essence because jurisdiction.
Is where they were talking about that we're not talking about the merits of the case and I think what's important here did note is that.
That need people who appealed the lower court the -- appellate court ruling.
To the Supreme Court the reason that they don't have standing is because normally the state of California the government officials would handle that appealed.
But they chose not to California chose not to appeal.
To the Supreme Court.
And by doing that.
That led to this ruling Supreme Court the question is whether you know the voters of California.
Had been injured in some way to votes to ban same sex marriage and essentially being overturned because the state of California didn't defend that in essence the Supreme Court.
I don't know from reading the first case whether they would have on the merits one anyway.
You know I didn't know that you're a lawyer but now I'm not really I play one on TV you're.
In the past that we have played it very well Brett -- let me tell you that was clarity and we appreciate it Brett thank you very much -- was here tonight on special report.
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