Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. They also ruled that the parties challenging in favor of Proposition 8 had no standing - essentially upholding same-sex marriage in California.
A very good day for equal protection and equal rights. The fact that I happen to work at the ACLU today makes it all the more strange and fantastic for me. Sometimes, the good guys win.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.