With advances in marriage equality, the majority of cohabiting same-sex couples now live in states where they can legally marry.
The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a request from the antigay National Organization for Marriage that sought to halt marriage equality in Oregon.
In initially denying the benefits, the company cited DOMA — but it continues to withhold the funds even though the relevant portion of DOMA has been struck down.
Despite two rulings affirming that Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., violated state law by refusing to serve a same-sex couple, LGBT advocates caution that similar attempts to subvert antidiscrimination laws are likely.
Same-sex couples have been able to marry in some parts of the state for several months, but now marriage equality is the law of the entire Land of Lincoln.
In defense of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, Bondi argued it would "impose significant public harm" as well.