Congratulations, California! The freedom to marry in your state will be reinstated soon.
Lambda Legal, Equality California, the ACLU and the National Center for Lesbian Rights have released a fact sheet with frequently asked questions.
In 10 years, how did we get from an America in which 13 states still had anti-sodomy laws that made criminals of lesbian and gay people just for having sex, to an America where 13 jurisdictions allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry? Answer: We relied on the Constitution.
Federal employees in same-sex marriages are discriminated against because of the sex of their spouse. That can take a heavy and unfair financial toll on a marriage in the form of additional health-care payments and lost retirement benefits.