As I write this, the Supreme Court in America has voted in favour of its constitution guaranteeing a right to same-sex marriage by 5 votes to 4.
Gay marriage in the USA is now legal nationwide.
In the last decade, attitudes towards homosexuality have reversed dramatically, with around 60% of people supporting gay marriage in the USA today. You need only track back to the start of the decade to be reminded of the overwhelming opposition and obstacles people who were gay faced when it came to getting married. In fact, it was only in 2001 that the Netherlands voted to legalise gay marriage, the first law passed in the world of its kind. America is only the 18th to follow suit.
There is a long way to go, but we can take solace in the fact that yet another country has opened its eyes up to a truth that should not be denied. And that is that love, whether it be a love from two people of the same gender, is as precious as the love we are so used to seeing. People should not be shamed because of who they are in such a manner. The love life of an individual no business of the state and it is certainly not in their place to validate it.
26/06/15. This is a day to remember, and for the right reasons too.