No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
The judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered.
My weekend, so far, can be summed up by this picture:
Friday ended with delicious pho (my first experience…it will be happening again) and season 2 of Sherlock. I must admit, I am not a Beneton Cummberbund fan. Yes, I know his real name, and no, I will never spell or pronounce it correctly, because how often do you get such a golden opportunity to mangle something? Tomorrow, the laundry and vacuuming will occur. I will not longer speak of it, so maybe it will go away. I’d much rather be spending time working and prospecting (news flash: I’ll probably be doing that, too. Weekends are exciting).
In other news, this upcoming week is ripe with deadlines and appointments, one of which is my first Daughters of the American Revolution meeting. I’m excited to begin the membership process and subsequently meet new friends and do excellent things for the community.
My extended family down in Charleston and over in Sumter have been invaluable in this process. They really are the best.
2015, though only a solid 2 weeks in, has proved exciting and awesome. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Now. More wine.