So, as everyone in the world has noted by now, the President has affirmed his support for marriage equality.
This would seem to be, to borrow a phrase, a big fucking deal. It’s time for those of us on the progressive side of things to down a shot, do a victory lap, and shout WOOOOOOOO in the face of the nearest homophobe we can find (I’d suggest checking the glory hole in the local GOP clubhouse restroom).
But of course that can’t happen. At least 1/3 of the people commenting on my Facebook feed said something along the lines of “Finally” or “At last” or “Dick Cheney said this in 2004” or “His record on equal rights is abominable” or the like.
People: Enjoy this. It’s called victory, and it’s a big one. The goddamned President of the United States of goddamned America just publicly stated that he’s in favor of marriage equality. Of course he said that it should be a state matter, becausemarriage is a fucking state-by-state matter. DOMA is some unconstitutional bullshit that would get struck down by any SCOTUS that wasn’t peopled by the insane hacks that currently sit in five of the seats.
Yes, this should have happened sooner; really, it never should have been an issue at all. But we don’t live in a utopia. The fucking President of the United States is on the record as being on the correct side on this one.This has never happened for this issue before.
Smell that? It smells like victory. And wedding bouquets.