The long-awaited decisions on marriage equality from the Supreme Court are in, and the news is good. Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman, is dead. And the justices have dismissed the California same-sex marriage ban (Proposition 8) case — effectively clearing the way for legal gay marriage in California.
The moments in which those decisions were handed down are now historic moments. This is a historic day. A few years from now, if someone asks you where you were when you heard about these decisions, I bet you’ll have an answer. I know all of us at CommunicateHealth will.
There are an estimated 1.4 million LGBT-owned businesses in the United States. CH is one of them. We’re proud to celebrate with other LGBT businesses, LGBT individuals, and with all Americans who believe that discrimination is wrong.
It’s hard to say for sure, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the end of the CH workday will include some sort of sparkling beverage and a toast.
For now, here’s to families. Here’s to equality. Here’s to progress.