With that background, I offer this as my post today.
Surrounded as I am now by wonderful children and grandchildren, not a day goes by that I don't think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the "wrong kind of person" for me to marry.To that I can only add, "Amen."
I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people's religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people's civil rights.
I am still not a political person, but I am proud that Richard's and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about.
Sisters and Brothers, we need to pray for the GLBT community regardless of how the Court rules in ninety days. The community is hurting and they are tired of the struggle.
For more on the Loving decision, IT points us here. She also points us to two other posts here and to her post here.
A more legal description of the Loving decision is here but be forewarned, it is all legal language.