Wow I don’t know if you guys have heard yet, but 20 minutes ago I woke up to a message in our group chat “the Supreme Court did something cool today” (that friend doesn’t tend to express proper excitement about anything).
They couldn’t have, I thought. No way. But I brought up Supreme Court news, and there it was. Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 of the United States. With a ruling of 5-4, the Supreme Court made it happen.
For the first time in a long time, I am proud of the country I grew up in. Whether or not your beliefs align with gay marriage, no one should be denied basic human rights. And now, as the popular saying is
I won’t go on about it, as I can’t say much that hasn’t already been said. And obviously the fight isn’t over for the LGBTQ community. They still have a tremendous amount of discrimination to overcome. But I am just ecstatic that this milestone has been reached. Good job, America
The Court’s closing statement:
“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. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered.”