Well, it happened. The majority (5-4) of Supreme Court justices ruled that same sex marriage is legal nationwide. They overruled the wrong-headed thinking of the minority of Supreme Court justices who believe that "it should be left up to the states" to decided who has equal rights. In other words, the rights of a minority should be decided by the votes of a majority.
Bill and I will celebrate our 51st anniversary as a couple this day, next Friday. Next Friday is also our second "official" wedding anniversary. Folks, I have to tell you that when I met Bill fifty-one years ago at the Westbury Bar at 15th and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia that never . . . . NEVER in our wildest dreams did we ever think or believe that in our lifetime our love and life would be recognized and treated with the dignity and respect that straight couples automatically receive. That we would no longer be the most despised minority in this country. That one day we would no longer be "less than." That one day we would be equal. Not better, not less but EQUAL.
|Bill (35) and Ron (22) - Pennsuaken, NJ - 1964 - Young Love|
|Bill (86) and Ron (73) - 2015 - Old (enduring) Love|