Philly used to be the city of brotherly love, but now it's the city of sisterly love, too!
That's because a federal judge in Pennsylvania struck down a ban on same-sex marriage today, declaring the super-intolerant denial of rights to be unconstitutional.
Woo hoo! This is absolutely AH-Mazing news!! Now it's legal for same-sex couples to marry in every Northeastern state!
In his decision, Judge John E. Jones III of Federal District Court — an appointee of GWB back in 2002 — acknowledged that it was time to embrace acceptance. He decalred:
“We are a better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”
Wow, we couldn't have said it better ourselves!
Though we might've added a half-dozen exclamation points and a "LOLz" or two for emphasis, LOLz!!
The judge added:
“By virtue of this ruling, same-sex couples who seek to marry in Pennsylvania may do so, and already married same-sex couples will be recognized as such in the Commonwealth.”
AMAZEBALLZ!!! Adults who love each other are getting more opportunities than ever before to marry their partner!! These are SUCH exciting times!
Plus, now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in so many places, there's a chance some of those folks who have been rabidly protecting their "traditional definitions" of marriage will realize the world is actually becoming a BETTER place and lighten up!!
Either way, there is plenty of work left to be done! We can't stop until every couple who loves each other is afforded the right to marry!
Congratulations to Pennsylvania for doing the right thing!!
[Image via VisitPhilly.com.]
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