This ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court is a big deal in my family. My oldest son is gay and was legally married in Massachusetts a few years ago. We had a Commitment Ceremony in 2007 which at the time was a way to celebrate their commitment to each other. My son and his husband very much wanted same sex marriages to be legal in every state. Amazingly it took a U.S. Supreme Court ruling to finally afford gay couples the same rights as heterosexuals.
You might have noticed the rainbow banner across the top of WordPress.com over the weekend — our way of marking Pride month, celebrated by cities across the globe in June, as well as the US Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across all states. (The United States now joins 20 other countries, including my own, Portugal, in fully recognizing same-sex marriage nationwide.)
Here at WordPress.com we strive to democratize publishing and empower freedom of speech. It’s amazing to see the thoughtful analyses of the Supreme Court’s decision already being published, like this excellent piece from Tropics of Meta putting the decision into long-term historical context. We’re also proud to provide a platform for all the incredibly talented LGBTQ writers who are advocating for change…
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