I keep restarting this paragraph. There are many things I feel about the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday. We’ve come so far and still have so very far to go. But today we get to celebrate – thrill at the rainbows appearing everywhere, including the White House. It was about damn time and the win is hard-earned and well-deserved, for LGBTQ Americans and straight Americans: we watched our country turn an important leaf yesterday.
You’ve seen this, but I want it on my blog:
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
Congratulations to everyone who fought for this, and all of us who wanted to fight more but weren’t sure where to jump in. And to all of the couples who can now legally wed and receive the same protections under the law as a couple with mismatched genitals. And to everyone in conservative areas who are still confused and wrong about this issue, who will hopefully have more chances to be exposed to and recognize that people who are not exactly like them are, in fact, human. Congratulations to America. We grew up a little yesterday.
There’s still so much more to be done. So many more minds to change. And myriad other issues that demand our attention, determination and strength. But for now – maybe for just a little bit – RAINBOWS EVERYWHERE, BITCHES!