I usually keep politics out of my journal. I find it leads to trouble, since I hold extremely liberal political opinions, and I also HATE arguing with people.
However, I HAVE to comment on the Supreme Court's decision today.
Thank you. Thank you for doing the RIGHT thing for once. The Defense of Marriage Act is no more, and now all Americans share the same benefits under marriage, heterosexual or gay. Despite what the Religious Right and theocrats want you to believe, ALL people should have the same rights under the American Constitution. All people are created equal.
The Defense of Marriage Act and all gay-discriminating laws have made homosexuals second-class citizens. If it was up to the Republicans, homosexuals wouldn't just be not allowed to marry, but they would be burned at the stake. This is a win for all Americans today, and it should be celebrated in the streets.
I beg all my watchers to write their senators and congressmen and urge them to do the right thing. Equal rights for all, or no rights for anyone.
PS: I will not tolerate flames, anti-Obama/Democrat/Liberal comments, off-topic comments, or other assorted idiocy in my journal comments. Stay on topic and stay civil. Offending comments will be deleted.