Falls Church News-Press: Monumental strides made last week in the Supreme Court towards equality for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community marked a moment for happiness, joy, and debate. When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, they made millions happy and moved our community one step closer to full national equality. We still have many bridges to cross and people to defeat on our journey, but with every small victory comes pure joy and appreciation for America’s level of human rights awareness. Yes it has taken, and will take, too long, but it seems the final frontier of widespread discrimination is nearing.

Despite all the goodness, there are many things that leave burning questions in people’s minds. Opinions run rampant as the country tries to wrap its head around every new ruling. Debates rage around the world, considering the pros and cons of our newly minted status as almost equals, and something always seems to come up that is upsetting. While I encourage every citizen of the globe to have their own opinion and voice it freely, at times I find myself rolling my eyes, even from messages of support.

In every debate I’ve heard or read, whether it be on NBC, BBC or Russia 1, I am struck by the quickness with which the debate goes from the joyous beauty that the LGBT community can legally love for the rest of their lives, to children and being raised in a gay household.

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