A historic day for equality

posted by Jeff | Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:59 PM | comments: 0

The decision today by the Supreme Court that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states today is an unprecedented win for equality. It's remarkable how fast the change in attitudes and culture came on this issue. There is still a lot of work to do, but legal unions are an important step in the right direction.

I started the year by going to a wedding for two dudes, and I remember thinking at the time, this really isn't any different of a circumstance than any other wedding I've ever been to, so why are people so scared of it? (The reception, however, was the single best I've ever been to.) This particular issue has always been a perplexing one to me. If you think it's icky, that's cool, no one is making you love someone of the same gender. If it's your religion that steers your objection, that's fine too, but the existence of same-sex couples will not interfere with your faith (unless you're doing faith totally wrong). More importantly, your faith is not something that is legally binding on others.

Florida finally got it right late last year, but with so many friends living in Ohio, the sad place that put a constitutional amendment in place, this is what we've been waiting for. It's a historic day indeed. Love is a big deal, the world needs more of it, not less. It makes me so happy to see things changing for the better. It's been a rough week for the world. I think we needed some really good news.


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