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Saturday, June 27, 2015


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It was a great day for America. Librety and Justice for ALL. ALL means ALL. Not "all the ones we like" but ALL. Halleluia.

I was so busy yesterday, had a million things to do before I could finally relax in my sisters pool...I had the girls with me, we came home from grocery shopping and had about 15 spare minutes while the girls were having lunch to check in on Facebook. We turned on the TV in time to see the ruling as it was happening. I was cheering through my tears as I scrolled through my feed looking for support and others to share my glee. At one point, little Vivian (7) asked me why I was crying and cheering at the same time...I told her that today as a very important day. Today, the Supreme Court decided that everyone could get married, and that meant we finally all had equal rights. Vivi asked me who couldn't get married before today and I told her that if a woman loved another woman or if a man loved another man, that some states in the United States would not allow them to get married, but today, the Supreme Court said they were all wrong and that now everyone could do it. I steeled myself for a barrage of questions...because I wasn't sure I should even be addressing this with her because I wasn't her parent....but she simply looked at me for a minute, then took a bite of her sandwich while she appeared to be thinking, and, after swallowing, simply said "good job" and went back to eating....her innocence threw me for a moment, then I realized that to her, it didn't seem like a great big sin or anything wrong...her momma and daddy are bringing her and her sister up right. They don't see color or shape or size or gender, they just recognize love for what it is. Love. And that's a good thing.

One now former friend told me that she didn't understand how I could support something that would "cheapen" my marriage. I told her that I'm not married and that even if I was, someone else getting married would have no affect on that. And that if ANYTHING cheapened marriage, it was adulterers and abusers. Being married doesn't give you the right to be an asshole. Since she herself is an adulterer, well, let's just say that statement went over like a turd in a punch bowl. Suddenly, I'M the one being judgmental and disrespectful. Oh, what's that? You're going to unfriend my rude ass? Buh bye. Just one piece of advice for ya: be careful throwing stones from that glass house, sweetie.

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