David Wong: A 30 Second Guide to How the Gay Marriage Ruling Affects You
In case you missed it, or just saw people screaming about it on Facebook, the US Supreme Court just ruled that the federal government will now recognize gay marriages as legitimate (specifically, that the Defense of Marriage Act that had been preventing it, was unconstitutional). BUT individual states are still free to pass their own laws.
Millions of people, most of whom are neither gay nor looking to get same-sex married, are loudly asking on the internet how exactly this case impacts their life.
For them we have provided a handy guide: