And just when I thought I couldn’t love America more than I already did, it goes and makes gay marriage legal in all states. You go, Supreme Court Coco!
I am so excited this finally happened you guys. And it’s about time!!! It’s 2015 for God’s sake. It’s crazy to me that there are people out there who still believe that it should be illegal for same sex couples to get married. I understand, to an extent, people who are against gay marriage because of their religion or because it says that it is wrong in the Bible (even though it doesn’t actually say that, but whatever). And if that’s what you believe, fine. You are entitled to your own opinion. That’s what makes America great, after all. But the idea that gay marriage should be legally and constitutionally outlawed makes absolutely no sense to me. Just because you believe something is wrong does not mean that everyone in the country should be forced to live by the rules of your own specific morals and values.
I have a lot of LGBT friends and the fact that their love is now officially and legitimately recognized is so so exciting you guys. I’ve been watching the Snapchat stories all day and they give me chills every single time. My heart is smiling for every LGBT person in America today. And their parents and friends and kids and dogs and mailmen. I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about a political decision. And it is so cool to see so many other people getting excited about it and to see the crazy huge amount of support behind this decision and the entire LGBT community. Google, Facebook, and even my WordPress screen right are showing support via banners, pictures, and notifications. It makes me all tingly inside.
I feel like there has been a lot of anti-USA talk going on lately, and I hope that this decision puts that on hold for at least a little while. Don’t get me wrong, America still has hella social, political, and economic issues. I’m not trying to ignore those. But I hope that this decision will serve as a reminder that, despite these issues, it is still one of the greatest countries in the world. I am so proud to call myself an American.
I’m not suggesting that this decision is the end to all LGBT discrimination and shaming. The same assholes who were out there before today are still out there and I guarantee the passage of a law won’t change their opinions or their actions. But let’s recognize and celebrate this decision for what it is– a step in the right direction and an opportunity for us to get wasted at twice as many weddings from here on out. Mazel!