The Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all states.
Remember when “gay” unironically meant “happy?”
I don’t. The only modern use of it in that way I remember is when Ellen DeGeneres use it as wordplay on her sitcom when she came out.
“I’m pretty, and witty, and… hey?!”
Well, today, it really feels like gay means happy again.
Earnie & Tony are now officially married. First couple in #Arkansas post the SCOTUS ruling. pic.twitter.com/0neXVQEC4Q
— Elicia Dover (@EliciaDover) June 26, 2015
Do you see anything here other than happiness and love?
Barbara DiBernard and Judith Gibson embrace after getting the first #samesexmarriage license in Nebraska. @OWHnews pic.twitter.com/lHUuICy76R
— Martha Stoddard (@stoddardOWH) June 26, 2015
I believe in the power of contagious energy. Walk down the street with a wide smile and others are cheered. Push your way through a crowd and others are diminished. If you take away someone’s right to be happy, to be treated the same as you, you diminish them. Look at how much love and positive energy is expressed today.
It’s only fair that stable gay relationships of long standing should have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples. I know the image of gay marriage is to some people horrific and ludicrous.
Do you see anything horrific or ludicrous here?
Gay marriage won’t be more of an issue 25 years from now than interracial marriage is today.
The problem with opponents of gay marriage is they are angry against an ideal that they’ve created. They don’t see happy people that are no different than them. They IMAGINE sexual acts that disgust them. They imagine all the things that scare them in one big package of the unknown and untouchable. Republican congressman don’t want positive (i.e. normal) depictions of gay and lesbian characters on television because they don’t want viewers to replace their imagined abstractions with real people.
These are real people who are so desperate and so eager and so thankful to finally share in the institution of marriage that many people believe they will destroy.
First same-sex couple getting married now in Kent County, clerk is waiving the 3-day waiting period @FOX17 pic.twitter.com/boyBGQ0KIQ
— Dana Chicklas (@DanaChicklas) June 26, 2015
They will probably cherish and preserve marriage more than you do, buddy.
#BREAKING: First same-sex couple married in Bibb County! @telegraphga pic.twitter.com/h7tQIppoGY
— David Schick (@davidcschick) June 26, 2015
Gay marriage will not result in more gay children. One thing the proliferation of “conversion therapy” camps proves is that LBGT individuals come from straight, religious families as well. Does this boy seem like he’s in danger of being corrupted?
I asked if they were nervous. "No. Just hungry." pic.twitter.com/bpaJj1r2j2
— Chas Sisk (@chassisk) June 26, 2015
Are they hurting anyone? Perhaps they are about to murder some courthouse vending machine food.
This couple in their 80s just arrived to the Records Bldg in #Dallas. They're here 2 get a marriage license. #Scotus pic.twitter.com/6syxFucght
— Stella M. Chávez (@stellamchavez) June 26, 2015
Young and old. Do these lovely people represent a dissolving America?
The second same-sex couple to legally wed at Fulton County courthouse fills out paperwork while choking up. #gapol pic.twitter.com/FwRXvn7Q9F
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) June 26, 2015
Couple after couple, overwhelmed with happiness.
I was against gay marriage until I realized I didn’t have to get one.
You know, Republicans should have a consistent philosophy. And if your philosophy is about limited government and not intruding in people’s lives, you shouldn’t just inconveniently take a social issue like gay marriage and say, ‘Well, unless we think – actually we should be intruding your life.’
Some see gay marriage as an evil. Why? What evil is it producing?
What evil is it producing?
Evil doesn’t look like this
I think evil looks a little bit more like unseen, hateful, frightened hands reaching into the private lives of others and invalidating their personhood, devaluing their desires, and trying to put the government between them and the pursuit if happiness.
This isn’t evil. This is beauty free of the eyes of the beholder.
Wait? Is that Jon Stewart and Jordan Klepper?!?
Thank you to Daily Dot Magazine
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