Posted on June 26 2015
By Tamu McPherson
Love is Love – Titled inspired by a line from President Obama’s statement in response to the Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage nationally legal.
Earlier today in a historic 5-to-4 decision, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that under the constitution same-sex couples have the right to marry anywhere in the nation.
After reading various articles discussing this landmark case, I came to the conclusion that the ruling represented a plausible beginning in a redefinition of the perception and acceptance of sexual identity in the United States.
My thoughts then settled on my gay friends and family members, especially my younger cousin Robert with whom I share a profound, often telepathic connection. It’s truly a blessing that his and the commitment of other same-sex couples will be now honored across the country, from New York to San Francisco.
Buzzing with excitement, I called to congratulate him. After a few minutes of discussing this momentous victory, I shared my thoughts about the decision being a turning point in the nation’s perception of sexual identity. He agreed with my feelings, eloquently expanding, “while today’s ruling is not a magic wand to getting our gay brothers and sisters accepted, it is unequivocally important towards that goal.” Specifically, we are thinking about all of the individuals who currently are still unable embrace their sexual identity within their given communities. We feel that today’s decision can come to represent the beginning of a significant undoing of the ignorant stereotypes and perceptions associated with sexual identity in America.
Congratulations to America, to all gay rights supporters, and BRAVI to the plaintiffs in the case, Jim Obergefell, April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, for their strength and determination.
I would love to hear your thoughts about today’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, please share in the comments below.