Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law created during the Clinton administration that effectively allowed states to prohibit same sex couples from marrying or receiving any federal marriage benefits.
The Surpreme Court ruled that DOMA is, in fact, un-constitutional based on federalism and the 5th amendment.
Basically, the prejudicial aspect of this federal law is finally over.
Also, I couldn’t be happier for my fellow LGBT peers in California.
The ballot initiative known as Prop 8,(which effectively reversed a decision to allow same sex couples to marry in 2008), is officially settled in favor of overturning that amendment.
We’re only a few steps closer towards all 50 states acknowledging that all people , no matter their race, sex, sexual orientation, disabilities must be treated equally!
Underneathestarz fave Nick Jonas delighted me when I read his tweet regarding the landmark Supreme Court decision…
I soooo wish he weren’t straight so that I could propose to him myself! Haha!
Anyway, Nick is becoming quite the little gay rights advocate over the last few years POST his Evangelical, ‘purity ring’ image we came to know during the initial Jo Bro mania a few years ago. Coincidentally around the same time Prop 8 was introduced.
Its funny how time and ppl change like that.