Standing on The Right Side of History

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:

Love ‘unconstitutional’ rulings because they essentially say ‘You are wrong now, and you always were.’

is deemed unconstitutional. In other news, breathing is good for you and blinking is recommended.

You get a civil right! And you get a civil right! Everyone gets a civil right!

Who says Interns just get coffee, this one got to hold a historic decision in his hand and run!
There was also just so many photos of happy people in love, seriously how can you hate on that– HOW?

Emotional and Poignant Images From Today's DOMA & Prop 8 Celebrations

Emotional and Poignant Images From Today's DOMA & Prop 8 Celebrations

Emotional and Poignant Images From Today's DOMA & Prop 8 Celebrations

Emotional and Poignant Images From Today's DOMA & Prop 8 Celebrations

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

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.

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