The United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and rejected an appeal about Proposition 8 on Wednesday, in two significant wins for supporters of same-sex marriages. Neither ruling established a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage, but they invalidated one federal law that defined marriage as only a union between a man and a woman, and ended an appeal to reinstate a California referendum that barred same-sex marriages in that state. — via Yahoo! News
The celebration photos are flowing in, and with them an overwhelming sense of joy and relief. Congratulations to everyone whose marriage is now recognized at the federal level, and to all those in California who once again have the opportunity to marry their partners. Today is a good day.