Just a brief break from the boots-and-cops postings. My spouse and I are pleased that finally our United States Supreme Court has rendered a decision that essentially says that a marriage is a marriage. That’s it. There is no “gay marriage,” or “heterosexual marriage,” but a marriage is a marriage is a marriage.
We appreciated the words of Justice Kennedy on the top of the front page of today’s Washington Post, our hometown newspaper, which stated…
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 home 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.
So now (almost*) no matter where my spouse and I may go in the United States, our marriage is recognized just the same.Life is short: celebrate that a marriage between two loving adults is the same, regardless of sexual orientation.
* addition: unfortunately, hateful dolts in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi are still refusing to acknowledge that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions apply in their respective states, so they are refusing to accept or acknowledge same-sex marriage. Oh well, I have no plans of visiting those states anyway, and will not bring major meetings that I organize for work to these states that discriminate under the rubric of “religion.”