Friday, June 26, 2015

Finally, You Can Ride That Tandem of Life With Whomever You Please

Miscegenation? How dare...!!!

 Shit. Now I guess we all have to rush out and get gay-married. My wife ain’t gonna like that one bit. Neither will Scalia.  --Patrick O'Grady, on his own site.

Wish my brother in law, the late Rev. Warren Zeh, had lived long enough to see this. Loving vs. Virginia, as it happens, was also announced in June (1967). That said, some in this great nation are still fighting to reinstate anti-miscegenation as a policy. See jpeg below.

Here's to everyone who has been told to "get off the road", so to speak. Its finally, legally, unambiguously, your road too, in all fifty states under that flag.

 “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” he wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage,” Justice Kennedy said of the couples challenging state bans on same-sex marriage. “Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

--Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking for the majority

Here from the wonderful state of Oklahoma...