Phew, right? What a 24-hours of news this has been: Wendy Davis’ epic filibuster, SCOTUS invalidates the voting rights act, then rules DOMA unconstitutional and throws out Prop 8.
It’s a mixed bag of news that makes me joyful and frustrated and hopeful and sad. Just So. Many. Feelings.
Let’s focus on the joyful. When we remember this day years from now this is what we will remember. That we stood on the right side of history. Maybe we will call this the day that we stopped calling it “gay marriage” and just call it marriage. The day we declared Love is Love.
Here is a collection of some of my favorites from around the Internet today:
What Facebook and Twitter were like today (From George Takei):
Some witty tweets:
Who says Interns just get coffee, this one got to hold a historic decision in his hand and run! https://vine.co/v/hz7jEAXpKQr
There was also just so many photos of happy people in love, seriously how can you hate on that– HOW?
Today is a perfect day to revisit the Garfunkel and Oates classic pro-gay marriage song: “Sex with Ducks”
Obama reminds us that we still have a long way to go: 13 down, 37 to go:
It’s also good to remember the good ol’ Bill Clinton was the one who passed DOMA in the first place. but today he praises the decision to strike down his law http://nyti.ms/15Ggflz
For those that did have a negative reaction to the news, I feel exactly like Nancy Pelosi when they asked for a reaction on Michele Bachmann’s bible-thumping reaction to the DOMA decision:
Haters gonna Hate….Who cares!
And back to badass Wendy Davis (no relation..as far as I know). We all agree that what she did was amazing. She literally stood up for women’s rights, when men were literally trying to silence her. Still, Senator Leticia Van de Putte stole the show a tiny bit with this perfectly executed burn. (I think I’m going to preface all insults with “Mr. President Parliamentary Inquiry?…then BURN!”)
But finally, there is no better way to end this celebratory post than this amazing #ProudtoLove video put together by YouTube.
Get ready to cry some happy tears.