Way to go, SCOTUS!

Great news. :slight_smile:

I agree! Not to reduce every momentous event to the personal level - but now my brother can marry his partner of 16 years! :smiley:

I am crying from happiness. I called my best friend this morning, waking him up. He knew as soon as I called what it meant since I was making incomprehensible happy noises. He proceeded to cry with me.

Wonderful news!!!


Great news!!!

I only wish my good friend was alive for this. I’m thinking of you, Monte, and sorry this came too late for you.

Yes, I am thinking of friends who are gone, too. I feel joy, relief, and gratitude today.

Two great decisions in as many days. Thanks, SCOTUS.

Obama gets the last laugh!

They’re interviewing the Michigan couple that fought here. The kids couldn’t come because they’re at superhero camp and you can’t interrupt superhero camp even for the supreme court. It made me smile because this is exactly what this ruling is for. Families. Love.

A step in the right direction for the US and human rights as a whole. It’s been a pretty good week to be a justice on the SCOTUS.

Well, one of them (at least) will probably have to up his meds.

Love the decision, but I suspect that Scalia, Thomas, & Alito would disagree with you micmatt513:) They’ve been on the losing side of the big decisions the last two days. As others following along on SCOTUS Blog saw, this is the first time the Chief Justice has ever delivered a dissent from the bench. That’s a very big deal as there is a tradition (per John Paul Stevens’ book) that each justice try to deliver one dissent from the bench each year. I guess the Chief has tried to avoid controversy since taking his position, but he felt pushed over the line in this case and his dissent reflects that.

I’m happy for the gay marriage decision but wonder if the ‘disparate impact’ logic in the housing decision has opened a Pandora’s box.

Back to the marriage decision - I like this rebuttal to the argument that marriage is all about procreation. From the majority opinion: “This is not to say that the right to marry is less meaningful for those who do not or cannot have children. ** An ability, desire, or promise to procreate is not and has not been a prerequisite for a valid marriage in any State**.” (emphasis mine)

I’m so happy, I want to have a rainbow party all day!

Living in a state where the governor ignored the will of the conservative legislature and pushed through some “freedom of religion” garbage in advance of announcing his presidential candidacy, I can really enjoy that he’s been slapped in the face!

I’m going to hope you had to call your “best friend” because he’s not with you due to work or some such thing ;). (Or did you not just marry your best friend? :wink:

I didn’t marry my best friend. I married the love of my life, but not who I consider my best friend. My best friend was on the other side of me on my wedding day :slight_smile:

No, I had to text spouse. He actually IS out of town lol.


I am liking my birthday! Two very significant decisions, first in 2013 and now today!! Yay, yay, yay!