Today – for reasons that don’t really matter – I woke up at 6AM.
6AM. I know, right? Ugh… I have to admit, I was a little afraid to wake up today…
After yesterday – probably the biggest, best “LGBT Day” and “Immigration News” day IN MY LIFE, I have to admit – I was just a little afraid to wake up for fear it had all been a dream.
To my very pleasant surprise, yesterday really happened. Know how I can tell?
Major, national LGBT lobbying groups have already bombarded my mailbox with requests for MORE for donations (so they continue their work). Internet chatter is saturated with this talking head babbling or this news anchor quoting some A-hole, saying how yesterday’s DOMA decision all but spells the end of civilization as we know it. I even heard a rumor of some states threatening to secede from The United States before they would allow gay marriage. What? What is this, pre-Civil War America?
Know what I say to those states? Go. Get out. Boo! (and as I am saying this, I am throwing handfuls of glitter at them!)
I have still not waded through everything from yesterday’s SCOTUS decisions. Already the “scare tactics” are in play – this whatever is being challenged, that whomever has vowed to define marriage forever as between one man and one woman, Cardinal Dolan was on the verge of a nervous breakdown – jeesh, give it a rest.
Know what I say to all those haters? Boo. Piss off. Get screwed! (and as I am saying this, I am throwing handfuls of glitter at them – again!)
This is what I know for sure – No matter how great yesterday’s rulings were, we still have a long way to go before we achieve true gay and lesbian equality in America. A L-O-N-G way… But today I am happy. And today I realize that yesterday really happened. So we have more work today, more haters to still, more laws to pass and more laws to revoke. But quite probably for the first time in my whole life, I feel like my efforts in obtaining gay and lesbian equality, especially with regards to immigration reform, paid off. And with that pay-off and rewards, I am inspired to continue working, to continue pushing for true and complete gay and lesbian equality. I must say – at the risk of appearing smug – I am proud of myself, my partner, my friends and even reasonably proud of America today.
A day or two more “off” then I am back at at…