This one’s a quicky–a repost from Instagram of my initial thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. (HOORAY!)
From the ruling:
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.
From my insta, @lulufogarty:
I grew up in a vibrant NYC of the late 80s and early 90s, privileged to know–before I knew that there were different kinds of words for love between different sorts of couples–that ALL love is right and special and to be revered. It still gives me goosebumps and tears of joy to even begin thinking about what this ruling means for me, the people I love most, and this country I call home. I am awed by how much I’ve taken for granted the human attitudes of my parents and all the different sorts of couples who surrounded me with love and support, urged me to ask questions, to fight for what’s right, and helped me grow into the woman that I am today. From now on, children all over the country will be able to start taking such things for granted. Thank you, Supreme Court, for truly being on the right side of history this time. And, just saying, this thing that #Facebook figured out to #CelebratePride is fucking magic. #lovewins #scotus #rightsideofhistory #nycpride #completethedream
And from my friend, Karen Gibson Roc, a totally appropriate spoken groove to close with.