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I didn't watch the news this morning, like usual, so I hadn't heard about the Supreme Court's decision until I got in the car. I turned to the morning show I always listen to and this is what I heard, from the ruling:

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.


Beautiful.

Also...hell yes!!

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pride_of_erin
Jun. 27th, 2015 11:12 am (UTC)

It's so wonderful!  Now if only Australia would follow suit - we've become a laughing stock with our current conservative (and ridiculously out of touch) government. Our current PM is basically George Bush,  only slightly less stupid, significantly more evil, and sickeningly sleazy. I'm so embarrassed by my country right now.

lisacali
Jun. 27th, 2015 02:06 pm (UTC)
Well, I wish this will be the end of it, but there's already so much backlash. I heard something about one of our (Utah) lawmakers proposing a bill to just have the state not issue marriage licenses at all. *sigh*

vanillalime
Jun. 27th, 2015 11:29 pm (UTC)
I thought for sure they were going to wait until Monday (the last day of the session) to announce the decision, so I really wasn't paying attention. I was dreading sitting on pins and needles that day, waiting for the announcement. Then I just happened to check Twitter at one point, and things had exploded, and I had to drop everything to get caught up! But I love that it was announced in time for all the Pride celebrations this weekend.

I'm ecstatic, obviously, but I've been a little frustrated at the media coverage of it. I tried watching CNN and MSNBC last night, thinking they would be doing big stories on it, but all they were talking about was the escaped prisoner manhunt in NY and the funeral coverage in South Carolina. Gay marriage was like the fourth or fifth story of the day by that point. GAH! I want to see other people sharing my happiness! (Or watching their heads explode, as the case my be. ;D)
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