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?