Todays Supreme Court ruling is historic. It’s one of those moments in history where you’ll want to remember where you were when the news broke. However, I’ve seen a lot of people complaining that we should be focusing on the real issues. And how sad is that a historic day is met with such disdain from some sides. Today is historic, and we can’t let our selves forget that. You may disagree, but let the people that fought hard for so many years celebrate. They deserve it.
Like I said, this victory was fought for so long by many people. I took a moment to think about all the people that didn’t make it to see todays decision. They didn’t make it because they felt like less of a person because laws, society, or religion said they were. Well, this victory is for them today. In the Pledge of Allegiance we would say “liberty and justice for all”, well today, that is finally true. The people who love differently can finally be as much as a person and American as anyone else. And that is such a great thing. No one should feel like a second class citizen because who they love, and they don’t anymore.
Any many will disagree if this redefines marriage, well in a way it does. But, I don’t think allowing to people to be committed to each other is a bad thing. Isn’t love and commitment what marriage is about? While there can be a religious aspect to it, let’s boil it down to what it really is, two people that love each other and want to spend their lives together. Let’s let people do that. If you disagree with it, no one is going to force you into a gay marriage…
So the LGBT community deserves to celebrate today, and the country deserves to celebrate. We just took a huge step forward in guaranteeing human rights to all, and as being only the 21st country to have gay marriage. I’m proud to live in a country where you can love who you want, and not worry about how to show it. While, it may not have been enacted through legislation, the Supreme Court said the Constitution grants it and protects it. And that is the law of the land.
I will always remember today. And you should too.