How You Can Both Support and Find Fault With The ‘DOMA Is Unconstitutional’ Ruling

It’s unconstitutional for the federal government to pass laws superseding state authority — and the judge did affirm states’ rights in this area. But I personally believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman and support any state passing laws affirming the sanctity of marriage.

—Steve V. Moon, “a software programmer and founder of,” as quoted in the Times, explaining why he both backs and detests Federal District Court Judge Joseph Tauro striking down DOMA’s Sec. 3. And it’s this type of logic that shows no matter how many victories there are in explaining the logic of inequality, it won’t matter to those who oppose marriage equality.