The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today I sit back with a sigh of relief that we are still bending toward justice.
Tomorrow I will pick up my mantle again and continue fighting the good fight. We know this is not the end. Too many citizens are still denied the basic right to marry whom they choose. We are moving in the right direction but we haven’t reached our destination just yet.
And when we do reach our destination we will again pause to celebrate but we won’t rest for long. History has repeatedly taught us that a SCOTUS decision isn’t a guarantee of true equality.
Tomorrow when you argue that this isn’t fair because the people of California voted I’ll patiently explain that we don’t get to vote on whether other people have basic rights.
Tomorrow when you make ignorant statements about people marrying their dogs I’ll less patiently explain that LGBT people are not dogs.
Yes, tomorrow we will go back to sharing information, calling our elected representatives and doing what we can to ensure justice prevails.
But today I sit back and sigh with relief. I smile. I rejoice.