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NYTimes: Gay Marriage Backers Win Supreme Court Victory: „In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. […] The decision, the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in public opinion, with polls indicating that most Americans now approve of same-sex marriage.“
“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage,” Justice Kennedy said of the couples challenging state bans on same-sex 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.”
Hier auf spOnline: Historische Entscheidung: Oberstes US-Gericht erlaubt Homo-Ehe. Your turn, Angie.
[update] Walk of Life:
— Bipartisan Seattle (@Bipartisan206) June 26, 2015
[update] This is perfection:
[update] Andrew Sullivan hat sein Blog zur Feier des Tages aus der Versenkung geholt. Der Mann hat 1989 einen der richtungsweisendsten Essays zum Thema abgeliefert, und hier nun quasi das Finale dazu: It is accomplished.
I never believed this would happen in my lifetime when I wrote my first several TNR essays and then my book, Virtually Normal, and then the anthology and the hundreds and hundreds of talks and lectures and talk-shows and call-ins and blog-posts and articles in the 1990s and 2000s. I thought the book, at least, would be something I would have to leave behind me – secure in the knowledge that its arguments were, in fact, logically irrefutable, and would endure past my own death, at least somewhere. I never for a millisecond thought I would live to be married myself. Or that it would be possible for everyone, everyone in America.
But it has come to pass. All of it. In one fell, final swoop.
[update] Ich hab' mal Photoshop angeschmissen, basiert auf einer Idee von Sascha: