Happy Pride Week, everyone.
Seriously, we can now say everyone.
Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that asked judges to decide on two main questions – 1. Does the 14th Amendment require a state to issue a marriage license to two people of the same sex?; and 2. Must a state that does not support same-sex marriage recognize a same-sex marriage issued in another state? – was decided by vote of 5-4 in favour of same-sex marriage.
A. F*cking. Men.
If you’re looking for a powerful way to sum up the feeling of happiness welling up inside you right now, the court ruling has it for you right here:
“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.”