The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized love is love. It has recognized that committed, loving relationships of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are all equal and will have equal protection under the law in all states and the District of Columbia.
The ruling is a blessing for my family. Washington state is a marriage state already. My boys are planning their wedding for next summer. I am a mama and I worried that my boys would be offered a wonderful job in a state that would not recognize their love. However, this ruling will mean that our son and our almost-son-in-law will gain the protections of marriage throughout the United States, all 50 states.
I picked daisies to put on the altar of Stella Lutheran Chapel Sunday. And I rejoiced with my church family!
This excerpt is from a June 2015 post, “Love Wins,” by MaryAnn Nelson on the Women of the ELCA blog.