More importantly, I'm listening to his words regarding California's Proposition 8, which had authorized a civil right to marry the one you love. The Court had said "selecting out a group by particular characteristics," to prevent people from marrying one they love, is without merit.
My friend had married her same-sex partner in California before Prop 8, so I asked her what the impact of today's ruling was for her; the impact may be minimal, since she has rights in Alaska as a state employee, for her civil union to be recognized for benefits, signed off by no less than former Governor Sarah Palin.
I'll wait for her answer back, but I feel joy that she gets the same civil right I have - and far be it from me to prevent anyone from enjoying the misery of marriage; she and her wife are so strong and beautiful - I am delighted they get to keep their legal relationship.
Won't it be great when a legal marriage that occurred in California is recognized across these United States, from Sea to Shining Sea.