Ok, I know I’m a bit late with this, but life has been VERY hectic lately and I’ve only just found time to sit down and write.
On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage. One of my best childhood friends married her partner last year in a state where it was legal for them to be married, and I was SO happy for them! It made me sad though to realize that other friends in the LGBT community here in Ohio and Kentucky have not been able to legally marry. It makes me so happy that everyone can now make the choice to marry whomever they choose to marry, across the nation.
“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision. “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.”
Marriage is a “keystone of our social order,” Justice Kennedy said, adding that the plaintiffs in the case were seeking “equal dignity in the eyes of the law.”
I found this quote that someone had posted on Facebook and thought that it really said it all.
“Marriage is not about religion, atheists marry. Marriage is not about procreation, the infertile marry. Marriage is not about finance, it can weave poverty. Marriage is about love, that’s it, and that’s beautiful.”
From now on, why can’t we all just celebrate the love? As the Beatles said back in 1967… all you need is love.