Why yes. Yes, the Defense of Marriage Act IS unconstitutional. Not everyone in this country is Christian or even religious in anyway. You don’t get to legislate that. If Christian churches don’t want to marry gay people, rock on. But gay people, as American citizens, still deserve the right to the full legal institution that we call marriage. And all this business about creating synonyms to describe the same institution just so gay people don’t get to have the word marriage. Stop it. I’m a girl who believes in the power of words, and that’s just silly. And mean spirited.
One more thing. I’m sick of politicians saying, “Of COURSE I’m against gay marriage, but …” So go on, President Obama. Evolve those views, as The Daily Beast reports you’re doing. Say what you mean. People need to hear it.