A year ago today, I posted the following;
“Valentinus was arrested for performing forbidden weddings for soldiers, who were forbidden to marry. Claudius II feared that husbands could not also be soldiers but love is love. Valentinus defied his government and performed the ceremony anyway. We honor him for that now with his own day.
“Happy Valentine’s day. Hopefully our government will soon not stand in the way of a couple’s right to marry.”
Since I wrote this, the couple I was thinking about, that had been broken apart by Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, have gotten together, with full benefits unhindered by DOMA.