Everyone knows there’s no love like that between two dudes. Some would call it friendship, others would say this homosocial behavior carries latent underpinnings that point to something else.
They’d be right. All dudes are pretty gay for their best dude friends.
And today, in a historic ruling, the right to marry members of the same sex was deemed constitutional by the Supreme Court.
Which, fuck yea, Bros. Letting people be who they are is like the most basic decency you could afford others, and it’s fucking awesome that this country is finally getting around to realizing that.
The court ruled 5-4 in favor (not everyone is chill), but it doesn’t matter what the dissenters say now. Here’s what Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his ruling.
“The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them.”
Right. Denying liberty is antithetical to the basic tenets of America. Nice we sometimes remember that is who we are.
Just try and find fault with these beautiful words from the ruling.
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 past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say the 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.