Today, June 26, 2015, we witnessed a historic moment that sets in motion the beginning of the end of prejudice in many ways, by opening a big door to our right to love with no prejudice.
Recalling the words of Judge Anthony M. Kennedy, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were,” since today, the constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage.
Although this fight, many times judged and misinterpreted by some, has a basis of independence in and of itself. In addition to marriage equality, this fight represents the one we face as individuals of a minority in our desire to normalize diversity.
Those who, in the eyes of many are considered “weird” for only fact that they accept their individuality and do not surrender to the norms imposed by others or society. Those who apparently were born deprived of something when in reality, they have courage in abundance. Those who don’t possess whatever moral conditions that society requires for them to be worthy of respect. Those are human beings with universal rights to be, exist, and love without prejudice like anyone else.
Theose are the victims of our ignorance, our intolerance, and our lack of full understanding of real love but there are more. Those who are many times condemned and even sometimes deprived of the right to even live when found to be less than perfect in a test performed during pregnancy. Those who are us all in different life circumstances when, as victims of prejudice, we are limited and deprived of our right to be.
The same ignorance, intolerance, and lack of respect is the one applied to all the minority groups which have been judged, segregated, and excluded from the beginning of humanity.
If we could be willing to set aside our human prejudice for at least a couple of minutes, we would get the opportunity to embrace diversity as an opportunity to learn and understand that which we could not comprehend ourselves due to lack of experience. Then, we would definitely become better human beings.
This victory opens a door to diversity in many ways
My heart aches every time I hear someone judging races, differences, or limitations. My belief is really simple: If you really believe in God and you know him in your heart, you know that God is love, and if love is real, that truth entitles you to love.
“The most amazing gifts are not always properly wrapped. It takes courage to open them to start enjoying them.”
I guess, there is a real purpose for these gifts to be different. I guess, to accept them is part of the world’s evolution and part of growing up and becoming better people, is to take the risk of loving with no prejudice. I guess, we all get scared and confused when love doesn’t look the same due to our genes, our circumstances or our unique way to love, but something I don’t need to guess is that love is powerful, and today is the best evidence of that beautiful fact.