I really don’t have anything more important to say today than this:
DOMA is dead. Prop 8 was dismissed.
There have been a lot of vocal arguments on both sides of the issue. Equal rights is a matter of logic more than it is a matter of morality. Think about it. If you want a happy populace within your nation-state, those people should have equal representation. There’s also the fact that who individuals live with has literally zero impact on the forward progress of the nation-state. It doesn’t matter if the legislators or judges or executors of the government live alone or with a spouse or who that spouse might be, what matters is the laws they pass, enforce, and uphold. It is not the job of the government to impose a particular line of thought, a moral code, or a flavor of faith onto the individual. Hell, no one individual should try to impose that upon another. To do so is bigotry and ignorance and hate, and if we are going to survive as a species, we need to do better than that.
It comes down to this.
No matter what narrow-minded courts, bigoted legislators, or shouting troglodytes say, nobody can tell you how to feel or who to love.
And if someone does tell you how to feel or how to think or who to love, you tell that person to go straight to hell.