At approximately 9:07 this morning (Friday, June 26), I surfed the radio dial, landed on a NPR news bulletin, and heard the news that would lead me, once I got around to my break from work 90 minutes later, to tweet this:
Needless to say, I’ve been giddy over the news the entire day, and just as giddy over how it blew up my Twitter feed. The news, of course, is that the Supreme Court of the United States — the freakin’ Supremes! — ruled that the right to legal marriage does extend to same sex couples. Everywhere throughout America! It is awesome, it is amazing, it is earth-shattering… and it feels so exhilarating to the many millions of gays and lesbians across the country who can now freely marry the one they love.
Oh, for sure, there are those who will frown, disdain, and show downright anger over the news. Heck, the
presidential candidate from governor of my home state has been railing against it today. But never mind the haters, for they are vastly outnumbered by multitudes more in the gay/lesbian and allied community who have longed to see this day, a day I and others hoped (at the very least) would happen (and happen during our lifetimes) but worried it never would.
But today was that day!
I’ll see if I can find time in the coming days to write up a longer piece about my thoughts concerning this new day in history. But between now and then, I’ll enjoy these wonderful images from here in Madison (thank you, Isthmus), and enjoy the fact that “same sex marriage” in the United States is now simply “marriage.”
#LoveWins, dagnabbit! #LoveWins!