Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In which we are legally married in the eyes of the Federal Government

DOMA was struck down today.

This means that since Greg and I are legally married in our home state of Maine, we are now legally married in the eyes of the Federal Government, which conveys over 1,000 Federal marriage benefits, including the right to transfer property without penalty, inheritance rights, and Social Security benefits.  Needless to say, we are elated!!  

Thank you SCOTUS, it is a great day to be a married United States Citizen!!

I write this with tears in my eyes.

An American Family!

3 comments:

Homer said...

So happy for you guys!

Shannon Thompson said...

HOORAY! Don't know you, but we have some mutual friends...Just saw you quoted in an Atlantic Monthly article, too. Congrats.

seth said...

Thanks Homer and Shannon!