Today, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was officially struck down as unconstitutional. As The New York Times reports, “The Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings Wednesday expanding gay rights, ruling unconstitutional a 1996 law denying federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples and clearing the way for California to legalize same-sex marriage.”
That state, of course, remains under the controversial Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage there, but as the Times goes on to say, “many legal analysts say that same-sex marriages are likely to resume there in a matter of weeks.”
To that end, we want to point you to “Happily Ever After,” a beautiful piece that our friend, the great (and California-based) writer Steve Silberman, honored us with back in 2009. As Steve writes, “Keith and I weren’t planning on starting a gay marriage revolution, outraging the religious right, or even committing a noble act of civil disobedience. We just loved each other a lot.”
We hope you’ll get some inspiration from “Happily Ever After.” Click here to read it online now.