So, on the 26th of June, 2015 the United States Supreme Court ruled that the bans on gay marriage were ‘unconstitutional’ and legalized it nationwide.
To me, this is amazing. When I was in high school we learned about the civil rights movement for African Americans. My history teacher Mr. Heagle said that the next civil rights movement would be for gay rights. And he was…well, right.
As someone who’s best friend from middle school recently came out as bisexual and apologized for it because our religion opposes the idea of same sex couples, I applaud this historic moment. I don’t want her to feel unwanted or feel as though she has less rights than someone who is attracted to the opposite sex. She doesn’t deserve that, and you, the gay, pansexual, asexual, transgender, bisexual, lesbian person who may or may not be reading this, you don’t deserve that either.
I could go into a whole discussion as to why we shouldn’t use the bible of the Christian people to make our laws and back them up with concrete historical and theological facts, but I won’t.
I’m not going to argue with anyone. All I need to say is that we are one step closer to the thing that our ancestors were aiming for when they sailed away from Europe to build this country; Freedom and Equality.
And besides the fact that my mama taught me to be kind to all people no matter what they looked like or based on religion or sexual preference, I like to think that the Land of the Free means everyone.