This morning, the Supreme Court issued its rulings on the cases of United States v. Windsor and Hollingworth v. Perry. The first challenged the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and the second challenged the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8. Basically, it was a high stakes day for the LGBTQ community. To work through my mixed feelings about the Court’s rulings, I enlisted the help of the greatest means of expression known to Man: the Beyoncé GIF.
Getting ready for work, I knew that the Supreme Court would be issuing its rulings, but I didn’t know how the Court was going to rule, so I was like:
Then the Court announced it had ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. So I celebrated:
What a great day for civil rights.
Then I had to wait again for the Court’s decision on Prop 8, and I got impatient.
There was no broad ruling which legalized same-sex marriage, which means the Court sort of dropped the ball:
But at least California can start performing same-sex marriages again.
All-in-all, I’m feeling pretty good about today.
Which means it’s time to party.