We Stood on the Side of Love and Won

This is a picture of the logo for the UU movement Standing on the Side of LovePopping in to say a few thoughts about today’s landmark political victories. First off, it’s refreshing to finally have something for progressive Americans to celebrate during what has proven to be a very rocky second term for our commander in chief. SCOTUS’s ruling has dispelled the dark clouds of PRISM and the IRS fiasco with a massive rainbow arrow trailing confetti, balloons, and a stream of wedding invitations due to hit inboxes across California within the hour.

Today’s rulings remind us that persistence pays off. Also, the powers-that-be who hire an army of lobbyists and who try to bend the rules, especially fools who try to pull a fast one over on observant Twitter users, don’t always win.

The work of progressives is far from over. Homosexuals married to federal employees and gay Californians may have won big victories, but the only other group that won is lawyers. Because thanks to the Prop 8 ruling, marriage equality activists are now going to have to pay a whole lot of lawyers to fight for marriage equality laws in all of the states that don’t have them or have laws on the books that work against it.

But precedence goes a long way. So we should take some time to sit back and savor this ruling. Because democracy is messy and fickle, and soon enough we’ll all find something new to rant about.

One comment

  1. Emmie Mears says:

    I am so happy about this. So, so, so happy.

    Still though, a lot of work to be done.

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