With the Supreme Court ruling 5-4 today that key parts of DOMA and Prop. 8 are unconstitutional, equality scored a major victory in the eyes of the government and the people it represents. No longer will marriage be defined as a union between a man and a woman — a major component of the Defense of Marriage Act.
“Although Congress has great authority to design laws to fit its own conception of sound national policy, it cannot deny the liberty protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy in the reading of the ruling.
Of course, not everyone was so technical in their reaction — here are some 140-character reactions about the revelation from the Twittersphere: