In Happier News, Gay Married Couples Now Will Receive Equal Rights.
Via LA Times: “The Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday and declared that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to the benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples. The decision is a landmark win for the gay rights movement. It voids a section of the law known as DOMA, which was adopted with bipartisan support in Congress in 1996 to deny all benefits and recognition to same-sex couples.”
First of all, hooray!
Second, were we really still holding on tight to an Act that was adopted in 1996? Time to upgrade people. Granted there is work to be done and I believe this only holds true in the states where gay marriage is legal. However, it’s a big day for all.
P.S. If I’m wrong on any of this, let me know.