Pasadena Priest Praises SCOTUS Prop 8, DOMA Decisions

All Saints Church Episcopal priest and activist Reverend Susan Russell rejoices that her church can now offer both equal blessing and equal protection to the couples who come to them for marriage, she writes in the Huffington Post.

The Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and ruling Proposition 8 has no legal standing Wednesday has elicited reaction from people across the country on all sides of the issues.

See how people across the San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles are reacting on twitter here.

In Pasadena, Reverend Susan Russell of All Saints Church voiced her elation at the decision in a Huffington Post blog Wednesday morning.

“June 26, 2013 will be remembered as the day this nation took two giant steps forward toward making liberty and justice for all not just a pledge but a reality for LGBT Americans,” wrote Russell, a former president of Episcopal gay caucus Integrity USA. 

Though she lamented the 37 states that are still without same-sex marriage, Russell celebrated that her church can now offer equal blessing and protection to gay couples.

“For thousands of married lesbian and gay couples, today's ruling means that they can better protect one another and their children because they will no longer be discriminated against in federal policies intended to support families, like inheritance laws and family and medical leave.”

You can read more of Russell’s reaction here on the Huffington Post.

What do you think of the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage Wednesday? Do you agree with Russell's views? Share in the comments section.


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