The SCOTUS ruling to legalize same-sex marriage is a victory for human rights. The decision follows in the footsteps of its 1967 decision in Loving v. Virginia that outlawed states' bans on interracial marriage, an earlier victory for marriage equality. But there is a huge difference in the two rulings.
Long before I was walking, they were marching. The pioneers of gay rights, gay visibility, gay pride first took to the streets of New York City in 1970 to march. And somewhere on this long road, a company started marching, too. And then another and another. First to us, then for us, then as us.
We can overcome adversity by dismissing the issues that are no longer relevant, and moving on to those that matter. The economy matters, foreign relations matter, the environment matters, human rights matter... listening matters... but bigotry no longer gets an ear.
Gentlemen, build your kingdoms now. Don't wait until it's too late. Begin. Build your future as the king of your life and your family. A future surrounded by loved ones who want the best for you, enjoy your company, and turn to you for wise counsel.
If all people of Filipino descent were honest with ourselves, it would be safe to say that we live for contradictions. While Filipinos enjoy their hard fought independence, we also willingly submit to oppressive powers.
Coming from a mostly diverse kindergarten, you are accustomed to being around all different types of kids from all different walks of life, whether you realized it or not. "Your parents had you before they were married. They're going to hell." Welcome to the life of a Catholic schoolgirl.
Why is coming out of the closet not an issue anymore?
A central complaint of the four justices who dissented from the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges was their repeated assertion that the five justices in the majority were unabashedly distorting the "true" meaning of the Constitution to suit their own personal values and beliefs.
When we get to weave the energy of our spirit, which is pure love, into the fabric of our society, true freedom becomes more palpable for all.
Don't get me wrong, if you feel like your current partner is "The One," and you've already been together for a long time, then by all means, slap a ring on that finger and go get hitched. But, I urge all of you LGBT couples, don't get married just because they can
I care about marriage equality. I care about it in part as an ally to my friends who are gay and deserve to be just as legally married as I am... and I care, to be honest, because I'm old fashioned. I care because I believe in marriage.
He was stirring green beans and butter in a red plastic bowl, when I realized I could watch the way Paul held that fork for the rest of my life. That was the dividing line. There was the time before I knew I loved him and the time after.
There was this moment yesterday, when Facebook turned into a sea of rainbows. When the White House turned the color of Pride. When the Gay Men's Chorus sang The National Anthem in front of the Supreme Court after the ruling and people around this country cheered and cried together.
The other day was one of those truly great days. When I turned on NPR, the Attorney General of South Dakota was talking about marrying homosexual couples immediately. A wonderful end to an incredible journey.