Congratulations to all of the same-sex couples who have been waiting so long for the tide to turn.
Please, let's not allow this thread to become all about Tigger as so often happens in these discussions. Stay focused on the result here. The people have spoken and it is wonderful news.
Why do we fall?
So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
In the end, if the country faces a period of serious hardship or even decline, big factors such as its fiscal challenges, declining relative educational attainment, etc., will shape that evolution. The expansion of marriage under the law won't be a relevant factor. Of course, the country still enjoys the strategic flexibility to overcome the large challenges noted above. Whether its political leaders can come together to make the pragmatic and difficult choices required remains to be seen.
Hopefully Soon this will be a nonissue. Once the lgb rights are secured, we can work on the T and then once those are secured... I am not sure what I will fight for, perhaps spreading awareness over intersex issues, lots of times doctors play god with them at birth, and the consequences can be severe.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
Gay marriage, the solution to all our country's ills.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)