Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The case for marriage equality

The changes in marriage equality laws, just in the years since I began writing this blog, are so very encouraging.  Take a look at your calendar and you'll notice that tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s landmark rulings in two historic marriage cases – United States vs. Windsor and Hollingsworth vs. Perry. Just this morning over coffee I was discussing same-sex marriage changes when news came of more legal decisions. Some day there may be equality throughout the world!
Announcements are just coming down as I write this, and so it is difficult to comment specifically, but there is indeed big news from mid-America.  What I am hearing is that federal courts have just ruled on cases in Indiana and Utah saying that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional.  Be sure to check you local news stations for the most up-to-the-minute information.
Here in the United States, same-sex marriages are recognized on the federal level, but they can only be performed in nineteen of the fifty states and Washington, DC.  From what I am hearing this morning, it looks like that number might increasing to 21.  Certainly happy news this Pride Week.  It is always happy to report on equality!

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