For all who have worked for so many years – fought at times with the cost of their lives and safety, thank you. You stand prouder today than ever before of our United States of America where we defend and protect freedom for all.
If you had told me even back in 2013 when the Windsor decision came out that the Supreme Court would uphold a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in all fifty states barely 2 years later, I would have been very skeptical, even in those heady times. I could not be happier to have been proven wrong! Today’s historic ruling means that same-sex couples will soon have the right to marry in Louisiana, and any same-sex couples validly married in any state will have their marriages recognized in Louisiana (or indeed, in any part of the country).
As Justice Kennedy said in the majority, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love…
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