Today, history was made. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. And I could not be happier.
This has been a long fight and the road has been bumpy. Although this is just a small step on a wider scale, it’s still huge progress in the right direction.
Not so long ago, bi-racial marriage was illegal. Some of the laws in America are (and have been) unfair, but this doesn’t mean they can’t be changed. People can make a change.
I wonder who else remembers that in school, whenever we had to write persuasive essays, one of the most popular prompts was whether or not same-sex marriage should be legalized. I always picked that one because that’s the one I felt most strongly about. This topic caused so many heated debates, arguments involving religion amongst other things. Arguments about the sanctity of marriage. So many arguments.
Yet here we are now. In this great new day, in this great new country. Where anyone can marry anyone, regardless of the color of their skin or their gender. Where everyone has the freedom to decide whether they even want to be married. Being born with a certain skin color or sexual orientation is something out of our hands. But this is a choice. And finally, everyone has it.