Let's dispense with Antonin Scialia's witty writing style or his dissent on this issue. Or Clarence Thomas' bullheadedness. Or Samuel Alito and John Roberts' lack of empathy for men and women not like them. These "leaders"--who just might enjoy influencing anyone who accepts their rationale behind a decision--live in the dark ages when it comes to same sex marriage, equality and freedom. Thank you for your vision Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Anthony Kennedy. It's painfully obvious that all four of the dissenters on today's decision are men. To recall a saying from another time, the Moral Majority is neither.
Kennedy's conclusion to his written statement on this issue was authentic, real, poignant --the polar opposites of clever. To write with this kind of eloquence is to be consumed with love for humankind. Kennedy wrote: "No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they 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."
An amazing day today.