June 27, 2013

Two-spirits celebrate DOMA ruling

Two-Spirit Community Applauds DOMA Strikedown and Dismissal of Prop 8The National Confederacy of Two-Spirit Organizations applauds and celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by a vote of 5-4 and the court’s dismissal the Proposition 8, making it possible for same-sex marriages again in California.

"It's a good day to celebrate the decision to overturn DOMA and the dismissal of Prop 8," said Sharon Day of Minneapolis’ Indigenous People’s Task Force. "Perhaps now more of our tribal governments will pass marriage equality laws, after all respect was a value shared by all tribes/Nations observed along with equality between all people including our Two-Spirit people."

"The Supreme Court's decision," said Harlan Pruden, a leader of the NorthEast Two-Spirit Society, "is an equalizer for today’s Two-Spirit married same-sex couples as it was before the colonizers came to this land. It has now come full circle, and once again our relationships are celebrated and supported as they should have been all along."

Reactions to the ruling

Some of the best and worst reactions to this ruling, from me and others:

DOMA, DOMA, DOMA! So we all have to marry gays now?!

Gays marrying gays! Cats marrying dogs! Where will it end?!

Scalia Rages Against Supreme Court’s Gay Rights Ruling

Also, "Overturning laws is okay when I do it, but not when you do it." And, "Gay sex is icky."

Scalia is hypocritical on judicial activism but consistent on "original intent": Only whites should vote and only straights should marry.

Rush is unhappy with the Supreme Court

Limbaugh is mad because he favors traditional marriage, divorce, marriage, divorce, marriage, and divorce.

Antonin Scalia’s self-pitying, angry nostalgia

Scalia's rant is the gay-marriage version of the “calling something racist is worse than racism” argument currently so popular among aggrieved white conservatives.

Get a room, Liberty and Justice!

For more on gay marriage, see Odawa Gay Couple Invited to White House and Wes Studi Supports Gay Marriage

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