June 26th, 2015

Hurrah!

Dept. of W00t!!1!

Finally

I might have wanted more of them to understand the idea of rights for all, but I'll take a 5-4 decision: SCOTUS rules in favor of marriage for everyone. 

There are too many things out there that need fixing and fighting to spend too long celebrating, but allow those of us who live in the U.S. at least a while to breath out a sigh of relief, to indulge in some fist-pumps, to hug each other and cry or dance in relief. 

Then let's get on with continuing to make our corner of the world better. 


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Dept. of Still Work to Do

The "But" in the Marriage Rights Victory

As I rejoiced and happy-danced this morning in the wake of the SCOTUS decision on marriage rights, I was also sadly aware that we have not yet won the battle, not by any stretch of the imagination. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and non-binary people in the United States, especially young people and people of color, still face life and death issues unfairly imposed on them by law, by heteronormative culture, and by us, when we fail to try to change the way things still stand. This is a brief, but pretty clear reminder. 


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