If you read yesterday’s blog post, you might think I am too much of a pessimist, that I can’t celebrate victories without bringing everyone down. I guess that is what I did; I have been long cognizant of the “middle class white” nature of the marriage equality fight, and I let the bigger picture take over.
Thankfully, I am friends with Rev. Jude Geiger, who said this on Facebook today (photo because I can’t copy text from FB on my phone, where I am writing this):
1. We need to and CAN celebrate – without guilt. This was a major victory, with elegant words from Justice Kennedy to prove it.
2. These victories – yesterday’s ruling, the strike down of DOMA, the strike down of anti-sodomy laws – these victories make each successive one EASIER. Justice Kennedy’s words will be quoted over and over again in legal cases because they make the case and pave the way for more justice.
Yeah – as I said yesterday, and as Jude said on facebook, there’s still a lot to do. But let me be clear:
This was a VICTORY for love, justice, and the inherent worth and dignity of every person.