Marriage Equality (Finally!!!)
I celebrate today's historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges with ALL couples, and I am overjoyed that our highest court has (finally!) recognized the Constitutional right we all have to marry the one we love. It's hard to say it better than Justice Kennedy did in the 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 once they 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."
And, it's hard not to agree with President Obama's observation that “Today, we can say, in no uncertain terms, that we have made our union a little more perfect.”