Earlier this month, Tom and I celebrated Loving Day, which commemorates the Supreme Court decision to negate all laws against inter-racial marriage. I couldn't help but feel guilty about celebrating my marriage, knowing that not everyone is this country held this inalienable right. Now, it seems that June will forever and always be a month of marriage equality for all. Regardless of anyone's opinions or beliefs on the matter, everyone deserves the right to love. With all the pain and suffering to contend with in this life, why should anyone ever be denied love?
Love is enveloped in compassion and friendship and everything that brings grace into this world. Every good deed and every kind word comes from a place of love. To be denied the right to love is beyond unconstitutional, it's a law against mankind. To take away someone's right to love another by extension denies them self-love. I know what it's like to live a life judged for who you are based on factors outside of your control. So it's with a brimming heart and flowing tears that I write these words. Mark your calendars because today is a monumental day in history. The path to equality just got a little shorter, because we have found something that can overcome all of the hatred, the judgement, and the bigotry.