Friday, June 26, 2015

Today, Love Wins

The Supreme Court of the United States decided today, in a 5-4 decision, same-sex marriage would be legal across the United States. Continuing with the tradition of divided court decisions, court watchers sat on the edge of their seat waiting what could have been a disastrous decision for the LGBTQ/Equal Rights Movement. But today, history has been made and the United States has taken one more step toward equality.
President Obama, in a moving speech he gave in the Rose Garden, categorized the ruling as a “victory for America”.  He stated, “America should be proud” and that although progress is sometimes slow, “there are days like this, when that slow steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.”
In Massachusetts Same-Sex Marriage was official legalized in roughly 10 years ago but the battle for marriage equality has been raging for roughly forty years. Although the battle for full equality is not over today is certainly a time of celebration for both queer and straight community members a like!
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