Marriage Equality Arrives In The United States!

Today the Supreme Court of The United States has corrected a grave mistake many states made in purposefully attacking and maligning gay couples and our loving relationships. I am beyond jubilant and filled with joy that the Supreme Court has decided in favor of marriage equality!!!

I wrote about my history of anti-gay lobbying and how I have not only come out in support of gay marriage, but have “come out” again personally. My legalistic religious blinders came off a few years ago and now I long for the day when I will marry the man of my dreams. The nation that I love and call home has finally recognized that it is beyond time that marriage equality is extended to LGBT couples…

::: speechless with emotion ::: had to stop typing for a moment. ::: deep breath :::

Today is historic in a couple of ways I want to highlight; one is that as LGBT people our basic inalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness has been validated and affirmed by granting us our due access to benefits and protections within the bonds of marriage defined by public policy. We are finally being treated equally under the law in this regard. That is huge!!!

Secondly, I think it is also historic that this great country has proven once again, our system of government is amazing. Our government might be ornery, inefficient in some ways, and frustrating. But once again … we have corrected a huge injustice and made ourselves a better country, a better people, as a result.

While having compassion for those that can’t or won’t see the beauty of our relationships, we have other things to do like laugh, serve, enjoy, dance, give, embrace, engage, extend grace, press toward a true common good, be a life-giving community and…

  • Love God for His infinite Love and grace…
  • Love who we are Created to be…
  • Love the community(ies) we are honored to be a part of…
  • Love the nation we call home…
  • Love our friends and family…
  • and Love our spouse (or future spouse) who has captured our heart, Love the one that when we look into their eyes we know we are home, Love the one we say “I do” too.

Love wins; Love won.