there’s a psychology of being marginalized. if you’ve felt it, you know its flavors of anguish — played out over many years. hopefully years of healing, but sometimes — unfortunately — of decline. i’ve seen it in too many friends, and too many communities.

today we [take one more step forward](

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/06/26/supreme_court_legalizes_gay_marriage_here_is_the_beautiful_last_paragraph.html
)

into a world where no one is shunted needlessly into an “other" box, and we can recognize love for what it is, and not just by the labels we drape it with. lest we forget in our humanness that the institutions we create are creations, let marriage equality remind us of the common goal we all share: to increase love in the world, and champion its many colorful and curious examples we may draw inspiration from.

and if you can’t agree to that — then what purpose does your humanity serve?