“Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples,” Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the ruling.
What does it feel like to have one’s dignity and humanity and equality justly validated?
- A morning walk on fall leaves in the woods
- An ice cold beer on a hot day
- Staring at stars on a mountaintop deck
- Peace and love and everything hippie
- Rain on a tin roof
- Making friends laugh uncontrollably
- Finishing a run
- A smile
It’s a joy that tingles to the toes. Love is love and being is being. It matters. The momentum is on the side of right. These are marvelous times to celebrate and to be shared. Clutch it and enjoy.