Yesterday I celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the Affordable Care Act and today I am THRILLED to be back to celebrate their decision on Marriage Equality today. WOW! Every state!
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Justice Kennedy’s opinion is beautiful. This is especially lovely to read:
“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.”
SCOTUSblog’s coverage is outstanding as usual. Here’s their analysis of the decision in plain English.
This is a great day in American history and I’m proud to be here to witness it.