26 Jun

SCOTUS, DOMA, and Personal Progress

Posted by Jenna, Under Personal

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 Comments


  1. Simple, but very well stated post!

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  2. 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.

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  3. This is really beautifully put.

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  4. 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that it brings you so much fulfillment to be more concerned with the happiness and well-being of people rather than outdated prejudices.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.

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  5. It is a great day indeed.

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  6. Wonderfully put. I love your honesty.

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  7. Your honesty is very refreshing, today is a great day for everyone!

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  8. So much respect for you, for this.

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  9. Thank you Jenna! Still so thrilled that you are speaking out on your evolution on the topic!

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  10. really powerful to be open about this and acknowledging you are glad you changed. happy day and excited for more changes in our society!

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  11. Catherine says:

    Thank you, Jenna.

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  12. 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.

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  13. I love the composition of this photo! And this post is very beautiful too!

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  14. 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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