Heh! The Supremes might only work this out for California, but California is 11% of the country, so that would at least add 11% to the existing percentage of civilization right thinking people have been able to carve out in our often highly misguided country. Bravo, California. Bravo Boies and Olson (w/the usual reservations about Olson). Bravo bravo bravo bravo.
Full disclosure: Except for being a fan of truth, justice, equality, fairness, love, commitment, progress, tolerance, appreciation, prosperity for all, and the American Way, I don’t have a dog in this fight. I’m not gay, so I’m not planning to get a gay marriage. However, if I ever needed a gay marriage, I’d like to know I could get one. I’d also like to see my gay friends get married, with all the ensuing joys and challenges of married life, like my straight friends It’s the 21st Century, after all.
Further full disclosure: If The Law is going to deny gays civil marriage because it will mess up the Marriage brand or whatever it is, then NO ONE should get a civil marriage: everyone gets a quick and easy license for a civil union or domestic partnership with all the ensuing rights an privileges of what we now know as civil marriage. Leave Marriage in religion; that’s where it belongs anyway. (Yes, I have been thinking about this, thank you for asking.)
March 30, 2013: Also Marriage Equality: Not Now, But Soon?, by David Cole, NY Review Blog, March 30, 2013