Defense of Marriage Act

Of course, no one is saying that battles for same-sex marriage shouldn't be fought in the West and victories celebrated. It would be nice though, that as we toast the successes at home, we don't forget that the struggle for equality, rights and dignity continues elsewhere, and that it is not a struggle that is apart from our own.
It would be naïve to dismiss marriage as no longer important but in terms of raising a child, some of the most intelligent, successful and emotionally stable people I know don't come from what Daily Mail readers would deem a conventional unit - some may be all the better for it.
From Tuesday, September 20th, gay men and women will be able to serve openly in the US military for the first time in history.