I’m a day late because between my crappy ankles being crappy and getting sprained again (it happens at least twice a year for me – hypermobility fun times) and a 12 hour day at work, I was exhausted and spoonless.
MARRIAGE EQUALITY PASSED 5-4 IN THE US SUPREME COURT! ALL OF MY AMERICAN FRIENDS CAN NOW MARRY THEIR PARTNERS AND ENJOY THE FULL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF MARRIAGE, REGARDLESS OF THE GENDER OF THEIR BELOVED!
No longer will a person’s beloved be forced from their ICU room. No longer will LGBT couples have to fear one of them becoming homeless if the other dies. No longer will homophobic family members be able to over-rule partners and kick them out in a crisis. No longer will LGBT couples have to carry around legal documents in case of emergency, as a constant reminder of their second-class status. No longer will LGBT couples have to deal with clueless straight people saying, “Marriage isn’t that big a deal. What do you need the dress and pomp and circumstance for? Just love each other and that’s enough.” No. More.
Because marriage equality is recognized now, in the US.
Oh, happy, happy, happy day.