Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Historic Day in America!


Oh happy day! The Supreme Court came down on the right side of history today by ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and dismissing the Proposition 8 case due to the plaintiffs not having legal standing to bring the case before the court, thus allowing marriage equality again in California!

As a result of the DOMA ruling, the federal government will now recognize legally married gay couples in states that recognize their marriages and give them all the rights and privileges afforded to all married couples. And because the ruling is based on the equal protection clause, this ruling could have much broader consequences.

This is a historic day for the whole country - it is a huge step forward to fulfilling the country's promise that EVERYONE has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! Let's keep the momentum going until all states become marriage equality states!

8 comments:

KGMom said...

Isn't it ironic, at the very least, that a day before this historic ruling (striking down DOMA etc.) the Supreme Court also struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act.
The Court giveth and the court taketh away...

Infidel753 said...

Both the good rulings (on gay marriage) and the bad one (on the Voting Rights Act) were very close. A single judge voting differently could have upheld DOMA -- or preserved the VRA.

We need a secure majority. The next President will probably choose replacements for Scalia and Thomas. Let's make sure that next President is a Democrat.

Christopher said...

Thursday is our big day. Phew, who knew wedding rings were so steep?

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Historic, indeed! For once, the current Sup Ct got something right.

Mauigirl said...

I know, the VRA decision was a bad one, but they did make up for it on this. I can only hope at some point Congress will pass a new law that will be flexible enough to encompass ANY situation in any state that would impede voting by anyone - so that it can't be struck down by the court in the future for being outdated. But of course to get this Congress to do anything is nearly impossible.

Christopher, congratulations! I'll be thinking of you both tomorrow! Yeah, gold, unfortunately, skyrocketed during the recession, so those rings are not cheap - but worth every penny of course!!! <3

Christopher said...

Marriage equality in New Jersey?

This will surely make Gov. Krispie Kreme go off his diet. After all, food is so comforting.

We won: Krispie Kreme lost. Aw, sweet equality.

Dan said...

interesting

Snowbrush said...

My but you do go a long time between posts. Are you sure your blog isn't dead as you avowed it wasn't when you last posted? It would be sad if it were.