This will be a very special Independence Day for all of our gay brothers and sisters, and the people who love them.
GA is elated. Now all of you gays can suffer like the rest of us.
I know, old news for you but I was hacking a coconut when you heard about it.
Social conservatives, grow up. America, which purports to be the world's beacon of freedom, has lagged behind the following countries where gay marriage is already legalized:
The Netherlands (2000)C'mon religious freaks, aren't you embarrassed to be less progressive than Uruguay?
South Africa (2006)
England and Wales (2013)
New Zealand (2013)
Finland: (signed 2015, effective 2017)
It will be interesting to see how this plays out in U.S. presidential politics.
NJ Governor Christie vetoed a gay marriage bill in February 2012. It's curious how Republican politicians can be surprisingly progressive on gay rights when they are parents of a gay or lesbian, like Dick Cheney. Not this batch of knuckle-dragging Republican candidates.
Jeb Bush had this to say about the Supreme Court ruling:
"It's at the core of the Catholic faith, and to imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, a child-centered family system, is hard to imagine," he said on Christian Broadcasting Network's "The Brody File." "Okay, Jebbie. Now we know that your whole gene pool is infected with stupid.
So, irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling — because they are going to decide whatever they decide, and I don't know what they're going to do — we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage."
Hillary Clinton, has waffled on gay marriage; Clinton, who opposed gay marriage until 2013, called the ruling a “historic victory” and celebrated “the courage and determination of L.G.B.T. Americans who made it possible. " Vermont's Senator Bernie Sanders, has a long record supporting gay marriage. In the House, he voted in 1996 against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which barred federal recognition of gay marriages. The Supreme Court in 2013 struck down part of that law as unconstitutional. In Vermont, Sanders supported the state’s 2000 civil unions law and the 2009 law legalizing gay marriage.
So, let GA break it down for you.
Republicans want to drop an iron curtain at your cervix and dictate WHO you can and cannot marry. Dems make the right noises but... Clinton flip-flopped on gay marriage; she was against it before she was for it. Not long-shot, Bernie Sanders.
Anyway, tomorrow is Independence Day, ever sweeter now that anyone can marry the person whom they love.