After everybody went into a tizzy over a black man using the N-word in proper context, today just happened under Obama’s presidency. In what took us way too damn long, we finally have a victory for the gay rights movement. The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Thanks to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who wrote the majority opinion in the 5 to 4 decision.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” he wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage,” Justice Kennedy said of the couples challenging state bans on same-sex 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.”
So…Bin Laden is dead…gas prices went down…unemployment rates went down…healthcare…gay marriage…the remaining months of his presidency should be something interesting…
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 26, 2015
“If you are among the many Americans—of whatever sexual orientation—who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision,” wrote Chief Justice Roberts, joined by Justices Scalia and Thomas. “But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.”
GOP candidate Jeb Bush said, “I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments.”
Yep. Get over it, Republicans. Marriage equality for all.
FUCK YEAH AMERICA IM WEARING THIS TODAY 🏽 pic.twitter.com/OMVUQafLSo
— Tyler, The Creator (@fucktyler) June 26, 2015