We beat DOMA!

Congratulations to all my friends and fellow humans whose relationships became further legitimized in the eyes of the state even though they have been legitimate in the eyes of their friends and families for much longer. Today is thanks to you.

Congratulations to anyone that has ever come out of the closet. We do not live in a post-gay anything. Making a declarative statement about who you are and making your sexuality available for public consumption is intimidating in ways I won’t ever fully understand. Today is thanks to you.

Congratulations to my fellow activists who have fought, campaigned, organized, written, chanted and marched to bring this day as soon as possible. Today is thanks to you.

Congratulations to all the allies that kept on loving, kept on talking and kept on proving that one relationship does not diminish another. Today is thanks to you.

Marriage is not the end. But victories make us stronger. Victories prove to us that struggle works, that united we are strong, and that politics and action matter. Solidarity wins. Love wins.

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