Many friends of mine back in Greenville celebrated yesterday’s decision at Limelight, a gay bar downtown. It was great to see many gay couples celebrating on Facebook as well as the LGBTQIA community in general celebrate on many forms of social media. Even WordPress has a rainbow on their site settings!
This is a huge step towards equality.
In this hetero-normative society, it has taken YEARS to make same-sex marriage legal.
And right now, there are still youth who are bullied for not being straight, there are still gender biased movements and products everywhere you look, transgender people (especially transgender people of color) are still persecuted physically and emotionally, it wasn’t until recently that intersex individuals have very little recognition in social awareness, and most importantly, there are people who still have to go through the process of “coming out” even though heterosexuals such as myself don’t have to.
Don’t get me wrong, this is such a positive amongst all of the negative that has been happening this summer and this year. And it is still something to celebrate.
I couldn’t be any happier for my friends in the gay community. I just have to remember, and we all have to remember, that there’s still work to do.