Judge notes that gays are people and have the same rights as other people (despite Congress)

Judge rules federal same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional – CNN.com


Tauro ruled that in DOMA it was “only sexual orientation that differentiates a married couple entitled to federal marriage-based benefits from one not so entitled.”

He added that “the relevant distinction to be drawn is between married individuals and unmarried individuals. To further divide the class of married individuals into those with spouses of the same sex and those with spouses of the opposite sex is to create a distinction without meaning,”

Interesting. Had a discussion the other day pointing out how DoMA was constitutionally flawed (and morally flawed, IMHO). Nice to see a judge reach the same (obvious) conclusion.