“We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are
not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process
and equal protection of the laws. Civil marriage is one of the
cornerstones of our way of life. It allows individuals to celebrate and publicly declare their intentions to form lifelong partnerships, which provide unparalleled intimacy, companionship, emotional support, and security. The choice of whether and whom to marry is an intensely personal decision that alters the course of an individual’s life. Denying same-sex couples this choice prohibits them from participating fully in our society, which is precisely the type of segregation that the Fourteenth Amendment cannot countenance.”
The Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, overturning Virginia’s ban on gay marriage today (!!!!!!)

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“Falling in love is not the only adventure worthy of a young woman.”
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“Honestly, at the end of the day if you can’t go to bed content with the way things are then you need to get up and fix it before you sleep. Period.”
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“And I don’t know, don’t know, if we belong together or apart, except that my soul lingers over the skin of you.”
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“When you start seeing your worth, you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t.”
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