Yesterday, Pittsburghers were ready to rally and/or riot Downtown in reaction the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision on the Defense of Marriage Act. The gathering turned to celebration with the announcement that DOMA had been struck down. But it may be a while before we see what the decision will mean for the future of gay marriage in Pennsylvania.
Matt Bartko of Wilkinsburg recently had audiences cheering at Pridefest when he received a surprise marriage proposal from his long time partner, Maddy Landi. Bartko credited the national discussion on gay marriage for pushing his new fiance to finally pop the question.
"It got him thinking about whether or not he wanted to spend his life with me" Bartko said.