The Era of Marriage Equality

As I sit here on the eve of the Supreme Court hearings of Prop 8 and DOMA, a lot of things are running through my mind. First and foremost, my thoughts are with all of my fellow LGBT Americans who would be affected by the outcome of these hearings. My mind can easily run away with hypothetical questions: What kind of dress would I wear to my wedding? Where would my partner and I go on our honeymoon? What would equality feel like and look like as a daily part of our lives?

But we know it won’t be as easy as that. Unless you live in one of the nine states that already recognizes same-sex marriage, then you will still have to wait on individual state government to make a ruling regarding same-sex unions. So, this won’t be an all or nothing thing. Nonetheless, I am in good spirits. If DOMA is overturned, then it means that the federal government is taking a monumental step in the right direction.

Although sometimes it’s difficult to see it, things are changing all around us. We made history in the last election, and the momentum is not stopping! Even in the small, conservative towns… LGBT advocates are everywhere, fighting the good fight for equality. It is an exciting time to be alive right now! Marriage equality is inevitable. It will happen. It’s just a matter of how long it will take.

Be sure to check your local calendars this week for a listing of equality events. (I’ll be attending a candlelight vigil tomorrow evening.) HRC is encouraging everyone to wear red in support of marriage equality. Also consider changing your social media profile pictures to red. If you haven’t already done so, you can use this one from HRC:

HRC red

So, how will you be spending Tuesday and Wednesday? Feel free to share information about the events that will be happening in your area. Have a great week, everyone!


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