“The Court must respect the basic reasons why the right to marry has been long protected.”
On June 26th, 2015, marriage became right for every American. Here are a selection of powerful quotes from the marriage equality decision that speak to the importance of this change and the importance of this right:
“The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy and spirituality. This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation.”
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
“Like choices concerning contraception, family relationships, procreation and childrearing, all of which are protected by the Constitution, decisions concerning marriage are among the most intimate that an individual can make.”
“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
The day that marriage became a right for everyone in the United States of America is a day that will remain historic. Now that it is a reality, these quotes send a clear message, that love is love. Everyone deserves the right to love the one they choose.
Mixteka believes that love is love and that everyone deserves a great reception!