Hurray for the U.S. Supreme Court for its historic decisions today that struck down DOMA as unconstitutional and rejected a bid to overturn a lower-court ruling in California seeking to ban gay marriage in that state. In other words, same-sex couples will soon be able to marry again in California, and same-sex married couples in other states will be able to receive the same federal benefits that heterosexual married couples receive.
Of course, the rulings have no bearing on the U.S. states that still do not allow same-sex marriage. But you gotta think they will all pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriage eventually. I wonder which state will be the last to do so . . .
It seems a pity that people have to turn to the courts to obtain equal rights, especially in a nation like the United States, which stands up for freedom for folks in foreign nations.
One step at a time, I guess . . .