Or... At Last!
I love that on Friday, just before Martin Luther King day, a day which hallows civil rights, The United States Supreme Court announced that it will at last, presumably (and hopefully) once and for all, resolve the "gay marriage" issue which has vexed, divided (and, internationally, I contend, embarrassed) this country for far too long.
How long a way we've come on LGBT rights, as I've observed in other blogs. Long after we were "mostly beyond" gender and racial discrimination - though of course it still happens - we were still waaaaay behind on the issue of LGBT rights. Even into the 1990's, when non-stereotypical black characters were ubiquitous in TV and non-stereotypical women were many, LGBT characters were still, for the most part, caricatures of gay people. Their dialog and plot devices were about them being gay people. I'm thinking of Will and Grace. In one way, the characters were groundbreaking, but on another level, it was sort of silly that they had to break any ground.
Homosexuality has been biologically with us since mammalian evolution began, many millions of years before humanity's earliest ancestors walked upright. It will be with us mammals as long as mammals exist on the planet, even long after human beings are gone. It's a biological fact. It's irrefutable. We should be quite beyond caring whether someone is gay or straight or bisexual. Whom people love is not nearly as important as that people love, and that people start families, strengthen communities, and be good citizens to one another and to the people of the world.