26 June 2015

If you are upset about today’s SCOTUS ruling and feel betrayed, keep this in mind:

This is not about you. This is not about the personal and religious beliefs to which you are entitled. This is not about forcing any church to perform a wedding that is contrary to its laws. Your personal beliefs are safe; your church is still safe to continue to do whatever it does.

This is about equality for all. For every citizen of the United States of America, the right to legal protections for the families they choose to create, to give a name truer than “civil union” to their partnerships, and to extend to everyone all the legal benefits that the rest of us take for granted.

No one says you have to approve or agree with it, but now the law puts everyone on an equal playing field.

Feel free to not think it’s all right.

Feel free to be comfortable in a church where those weddings will never be held.

Feel free to believe God is not all right with this; truthfully, God will sort us *all* out in the end.

That was the whole point: freedom.

And in this one thing, now we all have freedom.

It’s a beautiful thing.


Anonymous said...

I totally agree! Well said!

Unknown said...

*Standing up and clapping* Bravo!

Unknown said...

Well said and I agree!

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Bella said...

Well said!!!

Sasha + Saku said...

I totally agree. We've had legalized gay marriage since 2005 in Canada; I'm sure there are detractors but it's not unusual any longer. The world would be such a better place if we all learned tolerance.

kenju said...

I couldn't agree more!!

Thumper, I unfortunately sent your comment on my blog into oblivion and I can't retrieve it. would you mind reposting?