On the other hand!
A federal appeals court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it denies equal rights for legally married same-sex couples. Booyah!
Now it will go to the Supreme Court, which will overrule the appeals court. Or not – I say those things out of settled pessimism about this Supreme Court, but then Rieux comes along to explain why actually the Supremes are quite unlikely to overturn.
Anyway in the meantime – DOMA has been thrown out. Very good.