With all the hatred surrounding the news lately and racial tensions at a seemingly all-time high in the United States, it’s about time we start spreading the love.
The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution now requires states to license and recognize same-sex marriages, which means that marriage equality is officially the law of the land. And it’s about damn time. Prior to this decision, there were only 37 states where this was legal. But love is love, right? Btw, gay marriage has been legal in Canada for 10 years…
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority, “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 Pride parade in New York City on Sunday will certainly be one for the history books. Let’s just say that the Supreme Court rules. Literally.