The Supreme Court issued two rulings Wednesday that bolstered gay marriage. Use the graphic below to see how the tool affected Here's a quick look at how the rulings affected gay marriage laws..
Ruled that a lower federal court did not have the right to appeal a California court's ruling, which repealed Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.
This ruling opens the door for California to legalize same-sex marriage...
Defense of Marriage Act
Ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, which withheld federal benefits to same-sex couples, was unconstitutional.
... which would allow same-sex couples access to federal benefits.
SOURCES: Globe reporting
Alvin Chang / Globe Staff