Wednesday, June 26, 2013. It's a day for the history books. Literally. It's a day that the American political system proved that the United States is not a lost cause even though I've had my suspicions for a while now. Two major things happened that proved that the people of the United States will not sit back and let important rights be stripped away from them all because a few others believe their religious beliefs should govern another's life. That'd be great if we lived in a theocracy.We don't though and I know that might come as a shock to some of you. We live in a nation governed by democracy and it is one that has been admired for its equal rights and opportunities for all as iterated by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution.
Yes, we are sometimes a little late to the party that others are already busy shaking their groove thing at. And yes, we've had to fight along the way to fix the omissions in our constitutional framework that were left by the previous mentioned Founding Fathers who, surprisingly, weren't perfect human beings. There was the fight to ensure that no matter your skin color no one could be considered another person's property. You might have heard of it and the guy named Lincoln who brought the fight to the forefront. Then there was the suffrage and civil rights movements. Gender discrimination. Equal pay. The list can go on. Of course, none of these successes have fixed everything and we continually have to introduce legislation to ensure rights are continuing to be protected. As such, there are still many battles to come with the continuing war on women and abortion, voting rights, same sex marriages in all fifty states, and many others; but the American people will keep fighting for what they know is right so that maybe one day we won't have to wonder if anyone in this country is equal. We'll know they are and our laws will show it.
So thank you Texas Senator Wendy Davis, her colleagues, and the people of Texas that stood up to fight for women's rights against Texas Senate Bill 5. You made this native Texan and woman proud last night despite the blatant and unscrupulous attempts of the Texas GOP to overthrow the rules of the legislative process. And to the SCOTUS? A HUGE thank you as well for upholding the belief that everyone has the same and equal right to marry (or divorce) whoever the fuck they want.
As for the GOP? Y'all might want to reconsider your life choices because bigotry isn't looking like the sexy political stance it once did, is it?