Major milestones in marriage equality happened and we’re PSYCHED!

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A few news-worthy things happened this morning, and two of them concern marriage, and are major milestones in the LGBT rights movement and marriage equality. Now, we don't have aaaaall the details yet, but we do know that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned which, among other things, allows same-sex partners to receive some federal benefits and opens the door to making more and more related changes in making marriage equality universal.

The decision regarding Prop 8 is still a little complicated, too. The justices decided, in essence, that the “traditional marriage” activists who put Proposition 8 on California ballots in 2008 did not have the constitutional authority to defend the law in federal courts after the state refused to appeal its loss at trial. We're not sure what will come of that, but we do know it's a step in the right direction.

Overall, we're super-duper looking forward to the changes that will be made from these decisions, and hope it will lead to more legal same-sex marriages in general, and on Offbeat Bride! YAY!

We're going to celebrate by browsing through all the love in our LGBT archive — how are YOU celebrating?

Comments on Major milestones in marriage equality happened and we’re PSYCHED!

  1. Yay indeed!!!!

    I can’t wait to attend several same sex weddings, hopefully now coming soon!

  2. This is fantastic news! I have friends who are gay, and I know they would be happy to one day be able to legally marry the loves of their lives, even in my ultra-conservative home state!

  3. Beyond excited. Beyond!!!! Crying dancing calling everyone on my guest list excited! About damn time!! I can’t wait to make this shit LEGAL!!

  4. Woot! I think overturning DOMA really defends what marriage is about – freedom to love and be loved.

  5. Huzzah! Now to get marriage equality on all the state ballots! (Or passed legislatively!)

  6. Woo woo! I can’t wait to get LEGALLY married in October 🙂 There really is a different feeling today when I think about our marriage now.

  7. When we got engaged on Dec 9th 2011 we started planning a wedding knowing that it would not be legally recognized by our state or the federal government but that didnt make it any less of a marriage in our eyes. Now 2 and half weeks before we are to get married we not only have applied for our marriage license in our home state of WA, but will have federal recognition. Its amazing how much has changed in only a year and half…Cant wait for July 13th!

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