Sunday, June 26, 2016
Obergefell: One year on
So it has been one year, June 26, 2015, on since the Supreme Court decided that marriage - that most personal of rites that we can share with the person we love - is guaranteed to all Americans.
Now Cookie and the Husband have been together since May, 1997, had our commitment ceremony in May 1999 and were married on May 5, 2008 in Massachusetts, and when we moved to Maryland on September 1, 2012 were officially recognized by our state, even though marriage rites equality didn't happen her until voters approved it until November 2012.
But on June 26, 2015, Honey, we all got the green light!
And the doomsayers on the nutty right had lathered their people up in a frenzy saying that all manner of Hell would break loose if this happened, because that is what ignorant non-thinkers were told to believe.
So lets go over what HASN'T happened since the court voted in Obergefell, shall we?
1) God did not smite down the United States.
2) God has not abandoned the United States.
3) God has not sent a plague of frogs upon this country, either.
4) No straight couple's marriage disintegrated on the spot over gay marriage.
5) No church has been forced to host a same sex marriage against its will or against it's canon.
6) A disappointed Rick Santorum has yet to find anyone who wants equal rights so they can marry a barn yard animal. (Yet the idea seems profoundly exciting to the former Senator, no doubt, as he was found of bringing this up, a lot.)
7) A disappointed Rick Santorum also cannot find any sign of a movement to bring back polygamy, except in his supporters who live at the former Warren Jeff's compound.
8) No, we, as a people have not encountered a slippery slope - or ANY slope as far as any social issue yet.
9) No, it doesn't offend God. If it did, wouldn't she have smitted us by now? (See Number 1)
10) And no, it has not caused an immoral sexual tidal wave to hit the U.S.
What it has done, that is bad, is:
1) It gave us Kim Davis.
So Cookie has decided that hence forth, June 26th is our day of true equality. Take it, savor it, and never forget that there will always be someone or some group that wants to take it away from us.