On the same day that President Obama and the nation took a major step forward toward marriage equality - Republicans in the House of Representatives tried to drag the nation backward. Hours after the President's endorsement of marriage equality - House Republicans passed a measure in support of the discriminatory Defense Against Marriage Act - known as DOMA - which is a federal ban against same-sex marriage.
The Republican measure also forbids the Department of Justice from using taxpayer funds to oppose DOMA. Even though Wednesday was a historic day for the nation - with the President of the United States coming out in support of marriage equality for this first time in history - it's clear that this will be a long battle before the LGBT community finally gets the civil rights it deserves.
And we'll need the President's leadership - and grassroots pressure on all lawmakers until victory is achieved.
(Who do you think will win this fight? Tell us here.)