Love and Equality Win!

A good day to living in the US! Good job, Supreme Court Justices.

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

The Supreme Court Wednesday struck down as unconstitutional the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married in the states where they reside. The court said it violated equal protection to provide benefits to heterosexual couples while denying them to gay couples in the 12 states plus the District of Columbia where same-sex couples may marry. The law passed by bipartisan majorities in Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton recognized marriage as only between one man and one woman.

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  • #justice

    I keep coming back to the word justice. Justice deserved and, now, justice served.

    • Yes, Ken. Justice

      Yes, Ken. Justice served…long overdue. A big step forward to a time when all
      human beings are treated equally.

      • good

        sometimes there are issues that are too important to leave up to the electorate.

        and WTF is going on in Texas?

        • Oh, Texas...why do you suck

          Oh, Texas…why do you suck so much? A magnificent 13 hour filibuster by Wendy Davis succeeded in putting an end to one of the most restrictive laws on a woman’s right to choose in Texas. So, lots to celebrate today.

          • Yup, lots to celebrate. It's

            Yup, lots to celebrate. It’s something I did not think I would live to see. I am in shock and feel like I am dreaming….

          • Living to see

            Despite the setbacks, ongoing struggles and huge disappointments, there are still things happening that I never thought would happen. A black president. Equal marriage rights. Texas Republicans not getting their way. Wonders never cease.

          • Yes

            Good news dominated the day for once!

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