In 2012, Americans engaged in the constitutional process for deciding who would get the powers of the presidency. In that election, millions of us Americans won an important right: to have our guy name the person to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court if any were to open up. We won it fair and square.
An extraordinary meeting is taking place today, which all 100 senators have been invited to attend. This should really not be an extraordinary thing -- you'd think that all senators meeting together would just be an actual floor session in the Senate -- but it is because it's actually a political meeting, with the doors closed.
It wasn't enough that my religious background misused the Bible to "prove" that homosexuality was a sin. It took Hollywood to make clear the tragic consequences of "giving in" to my "sinfulness": suicide (Advise and Consent), unhappiness (Boys in the Band), and unfulfilled longing (Death in Venice).