I have a list of things I want to say about the ruling that the Supreme Court of the United States handed down Friday. (Are you shocked that I have something I want to say?) And to be clear, I am talking about the ruling on marriage equality.
1. Thank God. Seriously. Thank God.
2. As a heterosexual, I have never had to worry about or even had to think about the rights that come along with marriage. I have always just taken for granted that those things would come and have come with being married. I don’t hate the government but, I don’t think the government should have any say in who or whether I or anybody else can get married.
3. This whole conversation just rings of past fights for equality- women’s rights and the civil rights movement. How many times are we, as Americans, gonna have to rehash old shit?
4. And speaking of being American. There’s this line… from the Declaration of the Independence of the United States… you may be familiar with it?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
(Unalienable.) Yes, it is constitutional. Indeed.
5. One of my best friends is gay. He is one of Baby Bub’s Godfathers. He had to go to Massachusetts to get legally married and is still in the process of getting legally divorced- if you want to run off to get married (hello, I went to Vegas) that’s one thing but if running off is your only option- that’s a completely different thing. And don’t get me started on getting a legal divorce.
Why are we, as Americans so quick to hate? I want it to be public knowledge that as long as you are not hurting me or mine or yourself or yours, I am totally fine with you doing what you do. And, as far as the SCOTUS handing down this ruling on marriage equality- it’s long overdue and about damn time! #lovewins