#LoveWins … “A Celebration of the Freedom To Marry”!!


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~~July 3, 2015~~ 

WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY WOULD SAY NO TO LOVE?

How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right

The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 18, 1970, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell walked into a courthouse in Minneapolis, paid $10, and applied for a marriage license. The county clerk, Gerald Nelson, refused to give it to them. Obviously, he told them, marriage was for people of the opposite sex; it was silly to think otherwise.

Baker, a law student, didn’t agree. He and McConnell, a librarian, had met at a Halloween party in Oklahoma in 1966, shortly after Baker was pushed out of the Air Force for his sexuality. From the beginning, the men were committed to one another. In 1967, Baker proposed that they move in together. McConnell replied that he wanted to get married—really, legally married. The idea struck even Baker as odd at first, but he promised to find a way and decided to go to law school to figure it out.

Last week, June 26, 2015, the high court reversed itself and declared that gays could marry nationwide.

“Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his sweeping decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

“They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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The plaintiffs’ arguments in Obergefell were strikingly similar to those Baker made back in the 1970’s. And the Constitution has not changed since Baker made his challenge (save for the ratification of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment, on congressional salaries).

But the high court’s view of the legitimacy and constitutionality of same-sex marriage changed radically: In the span of 43 years, the notion had gone from ridiculous to constitutionally mandated.

TO READ THE FULL TIMELINE AND DETAILS, CLICK ON LINK BELOW

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/gay-marriage-supreme-court-politics-activism/397052/

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https://www.facebook.com/freedomtomarry.org?fref=ts

http://www.freedomtomarry.org/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/to-start-the-day-love-wins-at-the-supreme-court-new-ad/

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~~#LoveWins: A celebration of the freedom to marry~~

~~Published on Jul 2, 2015~~

In commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide, we present this celebration of love.

Because in the end, #LoveWins.

Music: L-O-V-E performed by Jayme Dee

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 #ACelebration #FreedomToMarry #NewAd #MarriageEquality #TheLawOfTheLand #LegallyMarried #InMyLifetime #UnitedStatesSupremeCourt #LibertyBellRings #WeddingBells #OceanOfJjoy #ObergefellvHodges #JackBaker #MichaelMcConnell #CourthouseMinneapolis #MarriageLicense #CountyClerk #GeraldNelson #HistoricSweepingRuling #Love #Union #Committment #Florida #Married #January6 #EnduringBond #Freedom #Expression #Intimacy #Spirituality #SCOTUS #WeddingReception #BeyondHappy #LoveWins #LoveWon #Music #LOVE #JaymeDee

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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A heartfelt thank you …. “Sprinkled with lots of Gratitude”!!


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~~June 29, 2015~~ 

THANK YOU TO THESE JUSTICES

Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide

In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.

 The Court’s five liberal justices

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Elena Kagan

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion

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“No longer may this liberty be denied,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority in the historic decision.

“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.”

Marriage is a “keystone of our social order,” Justice Kennedy said, adding that the plaintiffs in the case were seeking “equal dignity in the eyes of the law.”

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/27/us/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage.html?_r=0

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#HeartfeltThankYou #SprinkledLotsOfGratitude #SupremeCourtJustices #SCOTUS #JusticeSoniaSotomayor #JusticeElenaKagan #JusticeRuthBaderGinsburg #JusticeStephenGBreyer #JusticeAnthonyKennedy #MajorityOpinion #UnionProfound #Marriage #HighestIdeals #Love #Fidelity #Devotion #Sacrifice #Family #EqualDignity #EyesOfTheLaw #GrantingThatRight #SoOrdered #HistoricalDay #KeystoneSocialOrder

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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All my adult life, I’ve wondered if I would ever see this in my lifetime. I wasn’t too hopeful. It won’t happen. The country isn’t ready for it. Yet, it did.

I am so very thankful for these enlightened human beings who found in their hearts that equality is something that applies to all.

Equality isn’t reserved for a specific race, group or country.

Equality is for ALL since we are created equal.

We belong to the world, we belong to the human race and as such should be treated.

The words “thank you” don’t begin to express the feelings in my heart and soul. Yet, they will have to do because, in my mind, they embody the meaning of this decision.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, YOUR HONOR(S) HortyRex©

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. “Image of the day, #275: “Know How Your Justices Voted on Marriage Equality”!!


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~~June 27, 2015~~

Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide

How each Supreme Court justice came down on same-sex marriage

In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.

Nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn ushered in the modern gay rights movement, the decision could settle one of the major civil rights fights of this era. The language of Kennedy’s opinion spoke eloquently of the most fundamental values of family, love and liberty.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family,” Kennedy wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.”

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.wyff4.com/politics/scotus-could-rule-on-samesex-marriage-friday/33787614

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 The court’s five liberal justices

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Stephen G. Breyer

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Elena Kagan

The court’s four conservatice justices

Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/06/26/how-each-supreme-court-justice-came-down-on-same-sex-marriage/

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

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#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #275 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #AwesomePhoto #AwesomeGraphic #SupremeCourt #SCOTUS #KnowHowJusticesVoted #MarriageEquality #LandmarkRuling #LegalizesGayMarriageNationwide #StonewallInn #FiveLiberalJustices #JusticeAnthonyKennedy #JusticeRuthBaderGinsburg #JusticeStephenGBreyer #JusticeSoniaSotomayor #JusticeElenaKagan #FourConservaticeJustices #JusticeAntoninScalia #JusticeClarenceThomas #JusticeSamuelAAlitoJr #ChiefJusticeJohnGRobertsJr

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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