And this clergy woman ally cried when the Windsor and Perry decisions were announced. This mom of a gay son cried. This friend of more same gender loving people than I can count cried. This 35 year advocate for sexual justice wept with joy.
The Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Same sex couples in California can get married. Legalized same sex marriages will be recognized by the federal government.
Same sex couples in 38 states still don't have the right to marriage. We're not done with fighting for equality -- but for now, we celebrate. And I have no doubt the next cases will expand these rights for all.
Here's the statement the Religious Institute just released: