The Supreme Court handed down two rulings Wednesday in favor of same sex marriage by ruling part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and allowing a lower court ruling to stand that struck down California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Democratic political consultant Brad Bannon in Washington DC tells LBN "These rulings should motivate some of the other 35 states still holding out to move toward legalizing same sex marriage."
Bannon also says "It's a matter of time because those opposing same sex marriage are typically older voters. Younger voters overwhelmingly support it."
The Obama administration has asked that these new rulings be implemented as quickly as possible so that same sex married couples can begin to receive the federal benefits that heterosexual couples do.