A Letter From The Editress:
I’ve been trying all day to find the right words to meaningfully express how I feel about today’s historic U.S. Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8.
This morning, I was one of the hundreds (thousands?) of people standing outside the Supreme Court building anxiously awaiting the verdict. The energy was palpable; the anticipation even more overwhelming than the heat. When the first smartphones pinged with news of the decision, cheers erupted through the crowd, more joyous and exhilarated than anything I’ve ever heard before. Cheers of PEOPLE IN LOVE, their loved ones, their supporters and friends, all celebrating a validation that was far, far too long in the making.
I’ve broken out into tears of joy at least half a dozen times today and will probably continue to do so periodically throughout the evening.
Today was a great day in American history. Perhaps the greatest of my lifetime. May the good energy it created continue to inspire even more progress, as we fight to make marriage equality a reality for everyone, in every state, everywhere.
Because we are all created equal. And because love is the greatest thing to celebrate.
ps. I’m an excellent wedding guest.
1. I’m a traditionalist. 2. I try not to be a butt-head. 3. Traditionally, marriage has had and should have a specific meaning and reason. It provides a (male) leader to nurture and protect the family, support the spouse and help with the children’s rearing. This does not denigrate the spouse’s part. Tomorrow is our 49th anniversary. For slightly more than the last 40 years my wife has managed the money. 4. THERE IS NO DOUBT that committed couples need the same legal protections as the traditional marriage. My only objection is that I don’t like to hear it called a marriage. I don’t care what you call it, just don’t call it marriage. I may be wrong, but that is the way I feel.