Nothing is more disturbing to me than people who think they get to judge others. Ironic, that sounds like I am judging others.
I was reading this article on the Huffington Post. I am amazed at all of the court activity regarding gay marriage and how some states continue to push back. This article is highlighting four cases before the Federal Appeals court. These gay marriage court cases originate in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.
In my lifetime we have put man on the moon, had huge civil rights violations corrected, elected an African American man as President of the United States of America, yet we can’t seem to stop civil rights violations against same-sex couples.
I’m reminded of the “Serenity Prayer” almost daily. The prayer, which you have likely heard, goes something like this: God grant me the strength to accept that which I can’t change; courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
This is one of those items everyone can change – with courage.
Words that jump out at me:
dignity, discrimination, same-sex, violates, fundamental right, cause harm.
A year ago I wrote an article for Ed Slott’s monthly newsletter on the subject of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) being overturned. In the article we discussed all of the items same-sex couples, that are in legally recognized marriages, need to do. At the heart of the issue is the federal definition of spouse. It is wonderful that the Federal Government was pulled out of the fray. Now to get these states to line up!