This weeks Supreme Court decision repealing the Defense of Marriage Act was a historical moment for the nation. In a 5-4 ruling, the court said that the federal law, signed by President Clinton, was unconstitutional and that those gay couples married in states where gay marriage was legal would now have their marriages recognized by the federal government.
This drew celebration across the nation as thousands of people both gay and straight celebrated in cities all across America. However, not everyone was happy with the court’s decision. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops called it a “tragic day for America.”
I, personally, believe that who you love is between you and the person you’re in love with. Government has no businesses telling us who we can love and who we can’t. In that sense, I am a strong supporter of marriage equality and applaud the ruling which will make literally over 1000 federal benefits available to married gay couples across New York and other states.
But what do you think? Was the DOMA ruling a tragedy or triumph for America?