See you at the Park! The decision is of particular significance in West Hollywood, where an estimated percent of the population is composed of LGBT people. Gay marriage supporters celebrate. Economic impacts include changes to health insurance plans which often cause gay couples more than heterosexual couples because they could not be on a family plan or spousal plan or work plan in many case. A Gallup poll in showed 68 percent of Americans were opposed to legalizing same-sex marriage while 27 percent supported it and five percent were undecided. Gay rights groups have called on Obama to act more quickly on the major ones, including abandonment of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars gays in the armed forces from disclosing their sexual orientation. It is not often we get to play a role in something so profound and historic.
He recalled how 23 years ago he was part of a group that organized a protest nearby of people like him who were infected by HIV.
Update 2: Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Rodney Scott, president of Christopher Street West, the parade's chief sponsor, said he was "deeply saddened" that Obama's administration was defending the marriage law. What a great week!!!