The Supreme Court of the United States of America just ruled 5-4 against the Defense of Marriage Act, a bill which prevented married same-sex couples from receiving the same benefits as opposite-sex couples, declaring it unconstitutional! While the win is not as big as it could have been, (states still have to institute marriage equality individually), it is still a major victory for the LGBT community! Married couples of all colors and shades can now walk as equals under the federal eye, including the thousand-plus benefits it provides.
Prop 8, the case of California, is also likely to fall, meaning that marriage equality will most likely return to our Pacific brothers, sisters, and others.
Equal Protection for LGBT couples for all 50 states is not likely to happen with this particular ruling.
This might be the first day of the whole year where I feel like being in America means something, as seemingly small as the victory is. Change is a comin', and it's only a matter of time until more states do the proper and just thing, and spread equality across the land.
Until that day though, we will have to take what grains of victory we can muster. And this particular grain is remarkably sweet.