The U.S. Supreme Court’s final legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide was a great day for America, and also for the Internet. For one thing, it occasioned the return from retirement, if only for one day, of Andrew Sullivan, who was calling for gay marriage as far back as 1989:
But some things you know deep in your heart: that all human beings are made in the image of God; that their loves and lives are equally precious; that the pursuit of happiness promised in the Declaration of Independence has no meaning if it does not include the right to marry the person you love; and has no force if it denies that fundamental human freedom to a portion of its citizens… We are not disordered or sick or defective or evil – at least no more than our fellow humans in this vale of tears. We are born into family; we love; we marry; we take care of our children; we die. No civil institution is related to these deep human experiences more than civil marriage and the exclusion of gay people from this institution was a statement of our core inferiority not just as citizens but as human beings. It took courage to embrace this fact the way the Supreme Court did today…
I never believed this would happen in my lifetime when I wrote my first several TNR essays and then my book, Virtually Normal, and then the anthology and the hundreds and hundreds of talks and lectures and talk-shows and call-ins and blog-posts and articles in the 1990s and 2000s. I thought the book, at least, would be something I would have to leave behind me – secure in the knowledge that its arguments were, in fact, logically irrefutable, and would endure past my own death, at least somewhere. I never for a millisecond thought I would live to be married myself. Or that it would be possible for everyone, everyone in America.
#GAY MARRIAGE #GOOGLE #INTERNET #SUPREME COURT #TWITTER #IT IS SO ORDERED: COURT DECISION LEADS TO GREAT TWEETS, ANDREW SULLIVAN COMEBACK
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