Some days, it is really, really good to be an American. Take down those Stars and Bars, and put up the Rainbow flag, it’s time to celebrate, honey!
I hope June 26 becomes a national holiday. A fun, sparkly, glittery national holiday when we celebrate equality and how much more fun life is when we all have the same rights and can just relax and enjoy each other.
(And, yes, by the way, I do follow the teachings of Jesus–and the best part is, it’s okay if you don’t!–and he believed that no one should be oppressed by anyone else, and that love is always the answer above anything else. Love fulfills the nitpicky laws. So no worries, no anger, no nasty comments about Sodom, turn up the volume on Jesus Christ Superstar and dance with me, baby! It’s all going to work out just fine.)
John and I started our fight for a simple reason: We wanted the State of Ohio to recognize our lawful Maryland marriage on John’s impending death certificate. We wanted respect and dignity for our 20-year relationship, and as he lay dying of ALS, John had the right to know his last official record as a person would be accurate. We wanted to live up to the promises we made to love, honor, and protect each other as a committed and lawfully married couple. (Jim Obergefell, whitehouse.gov)