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Ending DOMA will mean equal rights for all members of our military

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In 1978, the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a Wisconsin law that denied marriage licenses to individuals behind on their child support payments. Nine years later, the Court overturned a Missouri law barring incarcerated felons from marrying without the permission of their warden.

The basis for these rulings: Marriage is a fundamental right—and protected under the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

LGBT service members deserve the same rights as felons and deadbeat dads.

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This article was originally published in msnbc.

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