Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lunchtime musings: DOMA struck down

The Defense of Marriage Act was ruled unconstitutional today, paving the way for states that recognize same-sex marriage to grant federal benefits to its citizens in such legal partnerships.

While the ruling is historic, it's far from being the last word on the debate over same-sex marriage. Recognition for gay and lesbian couples still remains out of reach for far too many across the country, and until the day comes when every couple has equal marriage rights, regardless of sexual orientation, the fight will still go on.

Still, the ruling today is worth celebrating. It's indicative of a changing society and an evolving populace on the issue of marriage rights for same-sex partners.

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