Here is the story behind the headlines: equality under the law was on trial. Did the ruling solve the "skim milk marriage" concerns of Justice Ginsburg? Did it solve your concerns?
“Mr. Clement,” Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said to the lawyer arguing for the Defense of Marriage Act before the Supreme Court, “if we are totally for the States’ decision that there is a marriage between two people, for the federal government then to come in to say no joint return, no marital deduction, no Social Security benefits; your spouse is very sick but you can’t get leave; people—if that set of attributes, one might well ask, What kind of marriage is this?”
Photograph, of Edith Windsor greeting same-sex marriage supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court, by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty.