“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were,” wrote Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in a landmark ruling June 26 that (finally) constitutionally guaranteed equal treatment to all married couples.
So why, then, has America not adopted what is now law?
Having differing viewpoints on the topic of same-sex marriage rooted in religious beliefs or what have you in your personal life is understandable, but why can those people in positions of power choose to ignore what is clearly a common sense and humane ruling and prevent people from reveling in their hard-fought victory?
Why are people like Rowan County, Ky. Clerk Kim Davis allowed to squander hope for couples rejoicing in celebration of being rewarded equal rights like that of those previously defined as “man and woman?”
A woman who has reportedly been married four times who clearly cannot understand the “sanctity of marriage”; a hypocrite in her own right who barely won an election against her own mother, is standing, literally, between legally qualifying couples and legally allowable unions.
What is worse than Davis taking her stance is that she has support from both local and national extremists, religious or not.
Winston Churchill once said “To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.”
Kim Davis may think she is in the right, but she clearly seeks to destroy what thousands of people have been struggling to get for decades. Her actions are unconscionable and could very well lead to a derailment of a beautiful union, a deserved union, a just union.
It is high time America gets over itself and the people of this once great nation quit worrying about what your fabulous neighbors are doing behind closed doors in their own homes.
Moreover, the staff of The Experience is just plain tired of editorializing on issues that should not even exist.