Today is just one of those days where you know everything will be ok. It’s a Friday that beats out every Friday so far this year, and maybe even ever. It’s a day that will go down in history and not because of tragedy, devastation or terror. It’ll be known as the day that everyone was recognized as equal and given the opportunity to put a ring on it.
When the Supreme Court made their decision to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” turned on, like a shot heard ’round the world. The LGBTQ community and its allies united in hugs and cheers. National sales of rainbow apparel dramatically rose by 27%, even causing shortages of the colors “red” and “purple” in a few states.
In a “we’ll git ‘em next time” approach, opponents of the ruling crawled back underneath their rocks, turned on FOX News coverage of Mike Huckabee, and took a handful of Ambien to sleep off the next 50 years. That’ll be perfect timing to handle that black woman president nonsense!
Same-sex couples who have been dating for more than a year are now feeling “more pressure” to get married than ever before. The Supreme Court, basking in the glow of their newly found chillness, added to their decision saying, “This doesn’t mean you have to get married, but like, do you.”
Apple is already reacting to the Supreme Court decision by developing more same-sex emojis to add to its iPhone keyboard. No longer will there only be two girls salsa dancing side by side – we may see the two girls slow dancing, playing volleyball, or watching Orange is the New Black on a couch together.
Kay Jewelers is debating changing it’s trademark slogan to “Every Kiss Begins with Gay” in honor of the decision.
Regardless of who you are and where you are, today matters. Congratulations to the Supreme Court for opening your eyes and hearts to make history.
And congratulations to everyone and anyone who has ever wanted to put a ring on it.
Today is the day.