Friday, June 26, 2015

Waiting Anxiously...

Continuing in the theme of my post from last night, this morning is like those anxious Christmas mornings as a child where maybe you woke well before your parents were ready to get up.  Of course, you went to their room and suggested that this would be an excellent time to get up, and they strongly suggested that, perhaps, you should return to bed lest your over eagerness resulted in Santa taking repossession of your gifts.  Then, you just had to return to your room and crawl back into bed.  You know that there's no going back to sleep though.  That just isn't going to happen.  So, you lay there, mind racing, wondering what the final outcome will be.  Will you get that gift you wanted?  (Side note: For those who don't know me, please take this for illustrative purposes only.  If you are not someone who celebrates Christmas because you adhere to a different faith perspective or to none at all, please know that I accept, support, and affirm you in your way of believing and being in the world.)

Today is a lot like those anxious, tense moments, laying in bed and waiting for the all-clear to return to the foot of the Christmas tree to find out what Santa's verdict was and whether or not you ended up on the naughty list or the nice one.  Well, when SCOTUS hands down this much anticipated decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, I hope that all members of the LGBTQ community finally find our names written upon the scrolls of society's and the law's approved list, that we can finally stop being second-class citizens in terms of our families and relationships.  Of course, I don't need a court to tell me that we have value, but I do need a court to tell me that they see that value as well and that they see the harm that is caused by keeping our relationships with the people we love just outside the recognition and the protection of the law.  May, today, we receive Justice.

~ Culbs 

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