And so the time has come for the Supreme Court to step in. The campaign against marriage equality was mapped and executed at the national level, and it continues to impose harms and indignities on individuals and businesses that reverberate across state boundaries.
The U.S. has had a lot of credit issues lately. But there's another "credit" debacle, one that is currently sitting on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court: a state's refusal to give constitutionally-required "full faith and credit" to valid adoptions by gay parents.
We are closer than ever to achieving repeal of the so-called "Defense of Marriage" Act. Predictably, opponents of equal treatment are making the same alarmist claims that succeeded for them when they got DOMA enacted fifteen years ago.
Today, DC Council is expected to give final reading and pass legislation containing a provision that will allow the District to recognize valid marriages from other jurisdictions between couples of the same gender.