I am a lesbian going into Mechanical Engineering. This blog is meant to do two things: a.) relieve the stress on myself from being closeted, and b.) to let people know that there are members of the LGBT community in engineering fields.

If you want to contact me, you can send an email to lgbt.engineer@gmail.com

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Supreme Court DOMA Ruling

       This is extremely delayed news, I am sure you guys have heard all about it.  The Supreme Court has made DOMA & California's Proposition 8 (ban of same-sex marriage) unconstitutional.  My facebook feed exploded with the news that "gay marriage has been legalized!", & etc.  Yet this isn't the entire truth.  What these court cases have decided that the general masses are forgetting (at least to my eyes) include some of the following.  This court case does not affect the 37 states' constitutions that have banned gay marriage.  Meaning that gay and lesbian married couples have full federal benefits of heterosexual marriages, but ONLY in the 13 states that have legalized gay marriage.  Although now the Pentagon is saying that the LGBT members of the armed forces will be allowed benefits for their partners, something that wasn't done before.
      I am glad that the LGBT community is finally gaining a little bit of ground in terms of rights, but it's frightening to hear that people still don't want us to marry.  Anyhow, hope you are all having a good summer, stay cool & hydrated!

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