The white gay community has been banging its head against the glass ceiling of a room called equality, believing that a breakthrough on marriage will bestow on them parity with heterosexuals–because in all other areas including employment, home ownership, wealth, healthcare, education, etc. one could argue that they are already equal in terms of access. Well congratulations, on today’s rulings, you are that much closer to being equal with your white counterparts.
And while Black same-gender loving couples may benefit from today’s rulings, I would be remissed if I didn’t say that the right to marry does nothing to address our access to employment, home-ownership, wealth, healthcare, education, etc. and so for many of us the fight continues because being able to get married is half the battle, the other half, is being able to have a home to live in, a job to provide for your family, access to affordable healthcare to share with your family, money to buy food, and access to the type of education to make all of the above happen.