It is a few days late but I wanted to quickly comment on the US Supreme Court ruling that the Defense Against Marriage Act (DOMA) in the USA has been struck down. DOMA prevented the federal recognition of state approved same-sex marriages, which meant that same-sex spouses were not entitled to the tax, medical and pension rights that spouses of opposing sexes were entitled to. The defeat of DOMA will result in equal federal rights for legally married couples (whether you can get married as a same sex couple depends on individual State legislation) regardless of sex. It is very good news and about time.
California's proposition 8 has also been addressed with the Supreme court allowing the earlier State court ruling, which allows same-sex couples to marry, to stand.
More information on the story can be found on the BBC news article.
Skeptical kinkster musing on whatever takes my fancy!