SCOTUS, DOMA, and Personal Progress

In October of 2008 I got married. It meant so much to me to be able to publicly join with the person I love most. One month later I wrote on Facebook declaring how excited I was that others had been denied that very same right.

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I changed and moved forward, and now, happily (amazingly! joyfully!) the supreme court has ruled that the country will begin moving forward as well. This is a wonderful day.

16 thoughts on “SCOTUS, DOMA, and Personal Progress

  • Jenna, I find it very refreshing when you are able to embrace your changes and admit when you were wrong in the past. Making mistakes is the most human thing we can do, after all.

  • While it frustrates me that in 2013 we STILL haven’t managed to win the Civil Rights War, I’m so glad that we’re winning battles. I hope my future hypothetical children can see a country united by the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that are SUPPOSED to be granted us all. Your change of opinions and reevaluation of how you perceive the world around you gives me more faith in humanity, and I hope that it brings you so much fulfillment to be more concerned with the happiness and well-being of people rather than outdated prejudices. This post totally made my day (well, re-made it after the news about DOMA and Prop 8 went out!). You’re a beautiful person, and I hope you know that you’re an inspiration to me if no one else.

  • It’s so good to hear people talk about the ways their minds have been changed about not only this issue but other issues as well. It gives me a lot of hope to know you were able to change, that my own parents have changed, and that our country is slowly beginning to change.

    Jenna Reply:

    You’ve helped me change a lot Valerie! I think it was you who encouraged me to stop using the word lame? Whoever that was, I think more carefully about the way I speak because of that and I really appreciate it.

  • Amen! For me, this ruling has also helped to renew my faith that our constitution is being upheld. Such a great stride for human rights in our country! :)

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