In a 5-4 ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled that gay couples have the right to marry. The decision allows gay marriage in all 50 states.
Friday’s decision triggered spontaneous celebrations across the nation – and at least one heartfelt rendition of the National Anthem.
I favor marriage equality, but my interpretation is that is that government should get out of the marriage business completely. I find it odd (and a bit creepy) that I need to beg for a magic piece of paper to get married. Marriage, like land sales, is an important contract, so I would have the gov’t act as a recorder/registrar without making any value judgments…..
It took a while and it was often painful but we made it. Feeling good in America today.
Best wishes to all impacted by this ruling!
Celebrate today!! For tomorrow, Bristol Palin delivers the Family Values’ Response on the true meaning of marriage.
Among the multitude of GOP Presidential candidates, many lambasted the equal rights ruling today, seeking relevance and succor from some very dark places.
Among the POTUS and most Democratic POTUS hopefuls, virtually all opposed same-sex marriage until recently (including Obama and Clinton). If a moral litmus test depends on polling numbers, I question its value.
Sad that Obama and “Madisonian” conservatives (like Ron Paul) have presumably privately supported gay marriage for a long time, but both had to dodge and lie to appease the electorate.
Oh well. They’re here. They’re queer. We got used to it.
Are we really used to it with Republicans like Ted Cruz calling for a Constitutional Convention and the end of lifetime appointment for SCOTUS justices? I suspect not.
It is an emotional, generational issue like Roe v Wade. You can legislate this stuff, but it won’t stick unless minds are changed. There will be blowback for a long, long time. The LGBT community has been all around us but invisible. Having worked in SF for many years, I discovered they were all around me, and they were people like me. They are still invisible in the deep South and Bible Belt. This will take a long time, but in the end, they are our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends, our sons and daughters. Our sons and daughters.
“Episcopalians ok gay right to marry in church!” is today’s headline. I’m cool with that, but what is this infatuation with Joe Piscopo. Brittany Spears had a longer shelf-life.