(The Root) — The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the federal ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was enacted in 1996 and bans the federal government from recognizing state-granted same-sex marriages. That ban has been officially ruled unconstitutional.
After a week of tense news and rulings — a blow to the Voting Rights Act, graphic pictures of the body of Trayvon Martin broadcast on television in the trial of George Zimmerman and the near passage of a bill that would close most of the abortion clinics in Texas — this was welcome news. People took to Twitter to take advantage of the chance to celebrate.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 26, 2013
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) June 26, 2013
“The function of freedom is to free somebody else.” – Toni Morrison #DOMA
— Anti_Intellect (@Anti_Intellect) June 26, 2013
— afrobella (@afrobella) June 26, 2013
My wonderful godfather spent his life fighting for peace&the rights of ALL humanity.wish he had lived 2 have THIS right 4 himself. #DOMA
— Amel Larrieux (@amellarrieux) June 26, 2013
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) June 26, 2013
Read more at the Huffington Post.