It's been 3,331 days since my husband and I united in vows of love and commitment among our closest family and friends in Austin, Texas. That was a perfect day on May 13, 2006 and today is another perfect day, June 26, 2015 - the day the Supreme Court of the United States of America strikes down bans on same-sex marriage.
I love the U.S.A. More post will follow on this blog, but for now I want to exhale and enjoy this moment.
Justice Kennedy said it nicely:
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."