Friday, June 26, 2015

Equal dignity in the eyes of the law

A most good day in the Supreme Court, which declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 United States of America! 

I am so moved by Justice Anthony Kennedy's words in today's majority opinion: 

        "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 they 
        once 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."

SCOTUS gives two thumbs up for the Affordable Care Act and Marriage Equality. I would say it was a good week for America!

"Pride" Facebook stickers by Cathy Lo.
Why I was against same-sex marriage and then changed my mind.