Yesterday Was Pretty Gay: DOMA Down And Prop 8 Dismissed
For those of you of the ‘mo persuasion who live in a cave in Xtul, Mexico, the Supreme Court of the United States (aka SCOTUS) did the right thing yesterday and did away with DOMA (aka the Defense of Marriage Act) AND California’s Proposition 8. These are both big-ass deals for the gay community. The federal government now recognizes your same-sex marriage. And Prop 8 being “dismissed” means you are once again legally married to your same-sex spouse if you live in California. I hope Ellen and Portia scissored the fuck out of each other in celebration. I’ve suggested to my husband that we renew our views on the It’s A Small World ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, and he agrees. We’ll just rip the heads off animatronic dolls to use as bouquets.
It was a big, hopeful, landmark day for us. Even the jaded queens were a little teary-eyed. Taking a break from the scandalous stuff we normally post, here’s a gallery depicting celebrations around the US after the decisions were made public. I feel like the Grinch serving the roast beast. Cindy Lou Who is still irritating, though.
If you’ve got any celebratory pics from yesterday, post em’ in the comments! We’ll give you a week of Unlimited Access on Manhunt for free!
SF City Hall and The Castro, San Francisco, CA:
Photo credit (2+3): John Orvis
The Stonewall Inn, New York City, NY:
Photo credit: C.S. Muncy and The Village Voice
Outside of the Supreme Court, Washington D.C.:
That’s Edith Windsor. She’s the plaintiff at the center of SCOTUS’ ruling on DOMA. After her wife died, she was hit with $360,000 in inheritance taxes that she wouldn’t have gotten if she was in a federally-recognized, heterosexual marriage.
That’s Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo. They are the recently engaged couple who were two of the plaintiffs in the Prop 8 case.
The Equality House, Topeka, KS:
Photo credit: Megan Rodgers
West Hollywood, CA:
Former Andrew Christian underwear models and engaged couple Brandon Brown and Colby Melvin celebrate at the Abbey in West Hollywood.
Photo credit (3 + 4): The Abbey Food & Bar
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