Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA lets Prop. 8 Stand
In what is being called two big wins for gay rights, the Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and also let stand a lower court's decision invalidating California Proposition 8 that defined marriage as between a man and woman only. Gay marriage is something of a barometer that measures the social progressiveness of a culture, which is why religious bigots and so-called "social conservatives" actually fight so hard against it. The reality is that gay people have always been present in every culture in history, regardless of attempts to repress it.