26 June 2015

It is so ordered.

So, this morning...




Though it may have been kicking and screaming, the United States has been brought to the right side of history. Here's what transpired between yesterday and today:


It looks so much prettier now, don't you think? And more like the United States of America.

Here is the decision for those who would like to read it. According to the decision:
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of 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. 
The judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. 
It is so ordered.
Good job, SCOTUS.

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