Gay Marriage

FEC OK With Campaign Donations From Same-Sex Couples

It's always about the money


Campaign donations from married same-sex couples will fall under the same rules as those from heterosexual pairs, the federal board that regulates elections ruled Thursday.

The 5-0 Federal Election Commission decision came after last month's Supreme Court ruling that struck down key portions of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Before it was deemed unconstitutional, the measure prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.