The Defense of Marriage Act has been ruled unconstitutional by the First Circuit US Court of Appeals in Boston. This is great. This should have been obvious from the start, but I also don't believe this is the end of it-people like the feeling of power discrimination gives them.
Meanwhile, in Lincoln, Nebraska 10,000 people eagerly put their signatures on a petition to oppose the Fairness Ordinance giving protections to lesbians/gays/bi/and transgendered persons in the city. You know, fairness protections that you can rent an apartment, get medical treatment, or not lose your job. Instead, they want to put it on the ballot for a vote. Just off the top of my head, I can think of half a dozen examples of popularly supported civil rights violations.
There are plenty of things making marriage challenging in late capitalist America, but gay marriage ain't one of them.
*Seriously? How do you sign an "anti-fairness" petition without feeling like a complete_____________(Fill in the blank with whatever insult you like)? And the way they act so proud of themselves. Ugh.