I apologize if this post is brief, but I just needed to post something to let everyone know the great news. Moments ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled that every State is required to issue a Marriage Licence regardless of sex; every State will be legally obligated to allow Same-Sex Marriage. Period.
The official ruling reads like this:
“The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.”
Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins
— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015
Over the past countless years, American have fought for the right to allow for Marriage Equality. Not only was this desired due to the emotional and social meaning behind the commitment of Marriage, but also due to the Legal meaning – the fact that Taxes are filed differently, and in a Medical situation, only “Family” is allowed to see the person, or handle their affairs.
Honestly, personally, I don’t understand why it took this long. The only real argument anyone can make against Marriage Equality is based in personal Religious beliefs. But, realistically, Religion should always remain out of any Legal or Governmental decisions – that is what “separation of Church and State” means. Personal Religious beliefs have no place in Government, due to how extremely varied those beliefs can be. Not only are there countless different types of Religions out there, and not only can people interpret Religious Texts in billions of different ways, but (as we learned from Scientology) if you really want to just make up a Religion, technically, legally, you can. So, what place does Religion have in the Government when all of it is essentially just whatever fairy-tale you prefer?
In any case, though, I’m glad to hear that America is finally actually attempting to take care of its citizens. Now, if only we can work away from other Religious beliefs being pulled out of the Government, like withholding Birth Control due to the Religious beliefs of the company providing the Health Care….
P.S. I apologize for not posting a blog for a little while. I’m actually in the middle of writing up a rather larger one with the help of a good friend. It’s going to be a potentially very “controversial” post, so I want to make sure I have all of my supporting evidence linked properly, and everything worded as best I can, before posting. It’ll be up soon, though. I promise.