If the Perry v. Schwarzenegger decision stands, it means that "sexual orientation" will be a protected classes of people. Not only would the battle for gay marriage be over, but all the legal battles gays now face would be over.
Fourteen years ago, Congress enacted the Defense of Marriage Act, one of the worst pieces of federal legislation ever passed. And on Thursday, a federal court in Massachusetts ruled that it is also unconstitutional.
As soon as Congress finalizes the bill authorizing repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, it should turn its attention to removing the equally repugnant 1996 law mandating federal discrimination in marriage.