Marriage just got so gay. I honestly can’t believe it happened in my lifetime – and so early too! It’s only 2015 and we’re living in the future! Drones? Check! Dinosaurs? Check! Dudes marrying other dudes? You got it!
The cherry on top of this whole amazing day in history is how generally well- received the news has been. As I scroll through my Facebook, there’s nothing but love from all over. I see words of celebration from even the least likely sources. I’m not a dum dum, I’m aware that mean people still exist in the world, but I know how the law works. Those people now have to go live on that island they keep wanting to ship the gays to. A deal’s a deal.
There’s genuinely a lot of love going around, and that’s what makes the victory all the sweeter – because it’s more than an argument over a legal document. It’s about ruining the sanctity of marriage for the world! …And fighting for the right of acceptance and love from our community, however you wanna look at it. Equal marriage is inherently a very big step to that goal. When we divide our people with laws, we get a cold and alien perspective on each other. We become disillusioned and lose the ability to empathize with even the people we care for most. People tend to hate what they don’t understand. When things are normalized, they’re more easily digested. So while we celebrate the current victory, we should take a moment to imagine how great it will be when we’ve moved on to whether or not dogs have the right to marry other dogs and gay rights are a dusty topic.
Can you even imagine how cool it would be to live in that future? Where gay kids don’t get bullied anymore? Except by other gay kids for wearing crocs. It kind of makes me a little jealous! Where were those bullies when I was wearing Birkenstocks and pants that zipped off into shorts!
I’m happy today, if you couldn’t tell already. I’m so happy for my family and friends that can finally marry. I’m happy to now have the ability to marry a future loved one. But I’m happiest that I live in a time where everyone around me is cool beans. The coolest of beans. With one less divider, our country is that much closer to finding unity. It’s just like in Mean Girls when Tina Fey heroically teaches the girls that cliques are evil and we’re stronger when we work together as one. Thank you, SCOTUS, for being the Tina Fey that our country deserves.