Sunday Open Thread/Question of the Week

 Posted by on June 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Jun 282015


Happy Pride! Professor Spouse and I, legally married in the state of New York for almost two years, can now travel to her home state of Kentucky and remain married.

For this week’s open thread topic, anything about love is fair game! #lovewins


  6 Responses to “Sunday Open Thread/Question of the Week”

  1. I hope I never hear the term “gay marriage” ever again, because all I want to hear is that consenting adults who love each other and want to have the right and the choice to marry may do so.

    I am so happy for all the people who now have the right and the choice to marry and to make legal their committment, as well as their right to adopt and have legal custody of the children they also love.

    For two days in a row the Supreme Court got it right! Yay!!!!

  2. Various news accounts called the Supreme’s decision to Live and Let Love ‘sharply divided’.

    As befits he apparent role as the Swing Justice, Hizzoner Kennedy cast the decider and wrote the majority opinion – the last paragraph reads:

    No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of 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.

    The judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed

    It is so ordered.

  3. There is something so amazingly powerful about that picture. I was always (pretty) sure that I would (probably) see marriage equality in my lifetime. But that image of the WH in rainbow colors conveys a level of celebration, of inclusiveness, of RIGHTEDNESS (if you know what I mean), that made me gasp the first time I saw it. It still makes me stop for a second and tear up EVERY time I see it.

    We printed a big blown-up copy of it and have it in our store window.

    • Beautifully put. It reminds me of the scene in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, when Spencer Tracy says, ‘Maybe someday there will be a black president,” and Sidney Poitier kind of snorts and says “I’d settle for Secretary of State”. And now look.

  4. Congratulations to the two of you on this victory for our constutitional system.

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