Friday, June 26, 2015

Love Wins

I love the Twitter hashtag making the rounds today: #lovewins

rainbow heart for the #lovewins!!

The Supreme Court of the USA has decreed that all marriages - regardless of whether you love the opposite sex or the same sex - must be recognized as legal in all 50 states.

I read the news this morning and started crying. I have been giddy with joy over this all day long, interspersed with bouts of ecstatic crying as I think of those I love, those I know, those I never met who have had their entire lives altered by this.

It's been a long, long road, but I think the hashtag has it right, as tiny and simple as it is. Because I'm a sap, but I don't care: love wins. Not just love in terms of marriage, and two people's own happiness, but love for our fellow man (or woman). That kind of love that reminds us that we're all people and we all have worth.

And if we all have worth, should we not want the happiness for others that we enjoy ourselves? Companionship, love, family, children...really good sex.

Yes, we damn well should.

I'm so happy today. SO happy, and I hope that all of you out there have the most amazing day today, as well.

...and I'm still plugging away at the writing. Lots of family and real life drama that is hugely impacting most of my free time, but I keep working on it. ^_^

I have faith I will succeed. Know why? Because in 2003, a Supreme court decision struck down laws that made it illegal for a man to have anal sex in 14 different states in the USA. Today, a Supreme court decision legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. If within the span of 12 years we can go from having gay sex illegal in 14 states to gay marriage legal in all 50 states?

We can do anything. Including my getting my damn stories completed!!


Anonymous said...

Well said!

Anonymous said...

#lovewins does indeed rock!

I was thinking about all of us over at Lj and I'm making rounds to check on people. How have you been?