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Oh, the bureaucracy moves slowly. Part of the Defense of Marriage Act was reversed in June, but more than six months later the TSA has still not updated its screening rules to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Hunter Carter and husband Cesar Zapata stepped up to the American Airlines ticket counter in Medellin, Colombia, expecting to undergo a preflight security screening together, just like heterosexual married couples.
That didn’t happen, even though the United States Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act in late June, allowing for some federal recognition of same-sex marriage rights.
The Transportation Security Administration’s rules had not been updated when the couple flew home from Colombia on January 18 … That appears to be changing. The TSA is updating its language, an agency spokesman confirmed.