So, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide. As soon as I found out, I wanted to draw something. <3
Maria and Chanel are a bit young to be thinking about marriage, but they're the only known and prominent same-sex couple I have in the story at this time. And besides, I'm sure they'd be thrilled to hear this news too. ^_^
I was pretty surprised! but about time the court opened their eyes!
I learn more from comics than I do from the news.
Woo! Equal rights! Yay!
I am so happy about this. Marriage equality is so important. I was upset to hear that 4 of the supreme court justices voted against it. These people are supposed to represent our country, so I hate that 4/9 of them are anti marriage equality. At least it passed :)
The justices represent the Constitution more than the country. They represent one part of the law. While I am annoyed that it wasn't unanimous, I think it should be considered that they only are allowed to focus on the Constitution, not anyone who is wronged or what they think on the matter.
About time this happened, Australia is also working towards this as well.
That is great to hear. Awesome news is awesome.
On another note, I think that pic would make an awesome poster. I really like your style.
Woohoo! About time, was laughing at the influx of dumb tweets/posts like "[angry nonsense], time to move to Canada" and just going "uhh...."
I don't wanna take away from the celebration, but poly people (who in my experience are disproportionately queer and trans, although I'll grant that there's some selection bias there) can still only marry one partner, and depending on the wording - has anyone seen the wording? like for example if it retains "bride" and "groom" as legal categories, or specifies "same sex" or "same gender" or "two women/men" - it might also still discriminate against non-binary and intersex people, and trans people without legal gender recognition. And then there's all the patriarchal, colonial and class aspects of marriage as an institution...
One step at a time. Every little victory is still a victory. No, the fight isn't over, but celebrating progress is good for morale. We've worked hard for this, and we've earned it. Nothing wrong with acknowledging it. ^_^
it's a new day in america.
@cathyfan: Just keep watch for the next few months. Some idiot might get this overturned somehow.
@haxorus29: Thankfully, there's no real way to overturn it. The supreme court is the highest authority in the land. You can't appeal a supreme court ruling, because there's no higher court to take it to. The only way to make same-sex marriage illegal at this point would be an amendment to the US Constitution... which would never get the support it needs to be ratified.
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a 2/3 majority(about 34 states)to ratify a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. you would have to do a lot of persuading to get the 37 states where it was already legal to change their minds.
I'm really, really glad for this. I hope a lot of people who've waited get (and stay) married. Honestly, once everything settles down I doubt life will be any different. Just more weddings.
I do worry though. The fact that the vote was so close just reinforces the feeling that this nation is growing more and more divided.
The internet is especially great at separating us. On this site for instance, I'd be amazed if anyone said they weren't happy with this news. Not that I want them to, it's just that we have all these places to go be with people we agree with and ignore everyone else.
I don't want to think of those people as Bad Guys. They're citizens of this country with exactly the same right to believe what they do. I often wonder; if I'd had their parents, lived in their town, gone to their school, had their friends... would I think the same things?
I know people, good people, who are afraid that it's only a matter of time before they're not allowed to follow their beliefs.
I hope we can come together and actually be more like a country, rather than a pile of individuals, all certain that everyone else is wrong.
Lovewins, yes, but I think the real test is loving those who wanted it to lose.
Quote from my friend yesterday: "Shower thought: The massive amount of gay sex tonight will have no affect on the birthrate nine months from now."
It's brilliant news, and a piece of news I didn't quite believe when I first read it, it wasn't until I saw it on the news that I believed it was real. We've been celebrating for you guys over here too. (Any excuse for a party, but it's been the hot topic of discussions too. After Ireland voted it in we had hopes to hear of love winning out in the end over in America too.)
@Luvbster: Hopefully I might be able to help you feel a little easier.
For one you don't have to think of them as bad guys. Don't let people tell you that you should.
Though everyone is wrong sometimes and on this fact they just happen to be wrong.
As you said, they were probably raised that way and never met with anyone who could open their eyes, and hopefully the fall out from this is that they realise that just because some people can now marry, doesn't undermine them when they get married.
It doesn't affect their status as married. It just means that other people who don't affect their lives get to spend it together with all the rights and protections that go with marriage. (Surely that would be difficult for anyone to argue against that?)
(Yes I know I'm falling into your point about everyone only hangs around people who will ultimately agree with them, but it's something that has been so logical to me, I was gutted that it was only recently that my country passed a bill so marriage wasn't an het exclusive.
I felt it should have been years ago. Civil partnership didn't technically really even need to be a thing, should have just been marriage in the first place.)
I can understand your concern though, unfortunately for them, it means they will be forever on the wrong side of history.
If a film is ever made about it, then many who opposed will be portrayed like slave owners, or like people against suffrage, or anti civil rights groups and many other things that we have the privilege to actually take for granted, but it's history that we also shouldn't forget about.
There might be some kind of explanation, or attempt to help a future audience understand, but in years for now it will make no logical sense to those hearing about it.
Heck, the length of my life span, which hasn't been that long, Richmond virginia had segregation between 'people of colour' and 'whites'. Black people, for example, couldn't go into parks because they were black. Which to most people (except racists) now days just seems insane. (I'm a tennis fan and recently saw a documentary on Arthur Ashe's life, hence the example.)
However, more importantly that the people who fought against it, is that the bill was passed which now gives lots of protection to same sex couples who didn't have the same rights as het couples.
Good people can still practice their beliefs. Probably the best point I could make is that if Ireland a heavily catholic country voted for marriage equality, and they can still practice their beliefs quite merrily, that America will have any problems.
I know we (the rest of the world) like to give Americans stick, but seriously, we know you're actually a lot better than you get portrayed as. (Just as not every Brit is villainous, though I'm going to pretend that the stereotype of us all sounding sexy is true.)
Not to mention that love winning, and marriage equality being passed isn't going to change that at all. Just means everyone can get a slice of wedding cake ;D
As for your friend's quote, not sure if they were saying as such, but I'd say that's a good thing, if those couples want kids, they can adopt one of the many kids who are currently stuck in care without much hope of finding a family. So the couple get a child to love and look after, and the child gets to be loved and have their own family. Surely that's got to be win win. *thumbs up*
(If anything doesn't make sense I have noticed that some of the words I have typed seem to keep disappearing for some reason. I apologise in advance, especially if something important has been missed out and it looks instead like I'm being super harsh. I'm not, read this with some seriousness and then some tongue and cheek too because it's meant to be a positive comment.)