Patsy Porco

We are Witnesses to History. Be Happy. Be Gay!

In culture, family, Humor, News & Current Events on June 26, 2015 at 12:02 pm

rainbow flagIsn’t it surprisingly wonderful when you discover that you’re thrilled about an occurrence that you didn’t know especially mattered to you? That’s how I feel today: surprisingly delighted.

There’s going to be a run on rainbow flags today. I’d love to get one, but where does one get one? I doubt Home Depot or Lowe’s carries them. If they have any sense, they’ll place large orders today.

“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. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.”

— Last paragraph of Justice Kennedy’s opinion on the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, June 26, 2015

When my husband heard of the decision, he said, “Good, now gay men can share in the horrors of marriage.” “Gay women, too,” I amended.

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