All I really have to say is that when I logged on to scotusblog at work, shortly after 9am Chicago time, and saw that DOMA was held unconstitutional, I felt elated. A little while later I discovered that gay marriage in California had been effectively legalized, through the Court's dismissal of the Prop 8 case.
After reading Russell Saunders's post at the League and the comments [click here], it was hard not to tear up a little.
There's a lot to be done--and there are still unanswered questions--but there's a time to address those and a time to celebrate. Congratulations to those who have the benefits conferred by these decisions, and congratulations to those who may not have the benefits yet, but now have stronger reason to hope.