How fitting that the Supreme Court makes its decision the weekend of my wedding anniversary. Sam and I will have been married for seven years! That’s not very long compared to my Grandparents who made it to 60. It’s been a fun seven years and I’m excited to continue on in this adventure. We had a lot of fun this past year, and it keeps getting more fun.
Anyway, what needs to be said about that I will say to Sam. Sam had tears today, she was so moved by the SCOTUS decision. I was more low-key in my typical way. Only a few weeks ago I had been thinking it probably wouldn’t happen, but that society was moving in that direction anyway. So, it did happen. And now marriage only needs love, not gender, to be legal, which is nice.
This has been a huge swing for the country. I am sad to admit that many, many years ago I would probably not have been for it. That changed. And many of the holdouts will change, I hope, since most of the proponents are champions of love and understanding. People opposed have been fed specific mode of thinking their entire lives and it takes a lot of work to chip away at that armor.
Anyway. I don’t have the patience for hate and bigotry today – and I’m thrilled that I haven’t encountered much. My friends all are very much for it! In fact, one of the only Facebook friends I have that is incredibly politically conservative is gay and very happy about the decision.
I don’t have much to say about this – just that it DOES affect me. I’m a parent, and its peaceful to know my kids will grow up in a world where they can love whomever they find and can commit to a life with that person. So, I’m happy about that.
It’s always amazing to have a world where love is legal.