Kate Sheppard, writing for Mother Jones:
In a pair of decisions on Wednesday, the Supreme Court handed marriage equality supporters major victories, striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and paving the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.
The 5-4 decision in the DOMA case deemed the 17-year-old measure that President Bill Clinton signed into law unconstitutional because it denies equal protection rights to same-sex couples who are legally married under state law
While this is a landmark win for civil/gay rights, I'm actually disappointed that the vote was as close as it was. Still, though, this is a huge decision, and I applaud the Court for making the correct ruling.
See also: Highlights from Justice Scalia's dissent. Hilarious.