Thursday, August 5, 2010

Supreme Court?


Prop 8 Overturned.


And yet, we'll still have to take it to the highest court in the land. Someday, I'll be talking to young people about this. What a phenomenal time to live in.

Honestly, if you'd asked me 10 years ago, I'd have doubted that we'd be this far. But I was born in the '60s and you just DIDN'T talk about it.

Go be gay, if you have to. We'll love you anyway. But accepted? No.

Someday, and I bet it will be sooner rather than later, we'll all be celebrating a wedding. I want it to be legal when I wed my love. Not pretend. Not "for us." For real.



*Image is of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, together since 1953 and were married under CA law.

28 comments:

Gina said...

Yay!! When I read the news yesterday, I couldn't stop smiling. And this picture has me grinning again. LOVE IT.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I couldn't be any happier!

Melissa said...

Yay! The judges ruling just knocked over the first domino. As they fall, there will be feeble attempts made to brace the remaining dominoes, but as you said, this one is going all the way to the USSC, where if judged purely on constitutional grounds as it should be, even the strict constructionists will have to support it.

As someone born in the late 40's, I've seen the LGBT community go from being widely see as perverts, to being tolerated, then accepted by many. Bigots will always be with us, so we will never be fully embraced by every one, but at least we are now on the road to legal acceptance. Yesterday was great day in American history!

Melissa XX

Boonsong said...

Good news indeed.

All the best, Boonsong

Akelamalu said...

Everything comes to she who waits. :)

SkylersDad said...

It's truly amazing news, and I hope it doesn't have to go through more hate.

tjames said...

This is indeed a good day for everyone. Equality should be customary, not something you need to battle for.

Jay said...

I was happy with the ruling. I have low expectations that the five conservative justices on the supreme court will let human rights and basic fairness get in the way of their political agenda, but we'll see.

I hope I'm wrong and the decision stands. It's definitely the right thing to do.

Dragon said...

I pray that by the time my son has kids, all of the US is legal. It will happen. :-)

nitebyrd said...

This is very good news!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

I am afraid Jay might be correct in his assessment of the Judges on the Supreme Court and their allowing their political agendas to harm this wonderful ruling.

Grant said...

This country would sooner elect a black man as president than legalize gay marriage. Oh, wait...

I remember all the people who claimed the country would never, ever, ever elect Obama because of his race (the so-called liberals, I mean - not the racist rednecks) and America did. I've heard that when Obama was born, his parents coudn't have been legally married in many states. Maybe this country isn't as slow to evolve as some people think.

Cloudia said...

My post today is about this great moment!





Aloha from Honolulu :)

Comfort Spiral

Charlene said...

That opinion; I read it and cried with joy. This makes me believe that no matter how hate is popular and how the idea of religious superiority is used, justice will prevail.

Solo said...

Sadly, Del Martin passed away shortly after their wedding, but how wonderful that after all those years together, they had the opportunity to have their relationship legally recognized.

FYI: The woman behind them, in the gold jacket, is Roberta Acthenberg. She was at the forefront of fighting for our rights all through the 80's, 90's and now. "Google" her for a fascinating lesson in LGBT history.

Great post, RL.

Mike Golch said...

I keep praying the the equality will com about and that all the discrimanation ends.We are All God's children.I have something else to add,but I'm getting off my soap box right now.

Knight said...

I am thrilled about the news because no matter what happens next, we made it this far!
That is a wonderful photo to share. I might cry.

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...let freedom ring!...

文王廷 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough...................................................................

Travis Cody said...

Equality rocks!

J said...

My brother married his boyfriend when I was 12. I would get so angry as a little girl when people would correct me and say he's not really married. To him, his husband, and me he was really married. If Britney Spears is allowed to make a mockery of marriage and be married for 55 minutes why is it so bad for 2 people of the same sex that are in love and marrying for all the right reasons? Bigotry is disgusting whether it's about same sex relationships, race, or religion. I am making sure my children know we are all the same, we love the same, we bleed the same, and we all need to be respected the same.

Kat said...

Dig in for the long run 'cuz the haterosexuals won't stop 'til it goes to the U.S. supreme court, no doubt.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

May love know no boundaries, may hate fall by the wayside...

Palm Springs Savant said...

we'll see what happens next!

Jeanne said...

My daughter and daughter-out-law got "married" in Hawaii a few years back. I still hope to see them legally wed.

文王廷 said...

三分之一的人生,可以決定另外三分之二的人生!!共勉哦!............................................................

Singlemama said...

WoooHoooooo!! Love this post

Awake In Rochester said...

I was happy to hear the news at first; however, it might be too soon. Its important things progress at the same rate as society. If it doesn’t this issue could be a lightning bolt issue like abortion. If we wait, society will catch up with us because most young people are cool with gays.