Today is a historic day for civil rights in America. By declaring DOMA unconstitutional, the Supreme Court has stated that the U.S. Government can no longer deny federal benefits to same sex couples. This means that people like my uncles, who have been in a committed relationship for over 20 years, will now receive the same rights that my parents have.
My son has had a huge crush on Blaine, a popular character on Glee played by Darren Criss, for two years now. Fast-forward a few months, and Darren Criss announced a 16-city concert tour. The tour wasn't coming to our city, but it was coming within (long) driving distance. We had to make it work.