10 Reasons SCOTUS Got It Right On Marriage Equality

Congratulations to the Supreme Court for granting LGBTQ people the rights they have always deserved. Here are 10 reasons why they got it right today:

  1. Love is love. And that’s not just a hashtag being used to stand up for marriage equality or to share the news of this epic day. It’s hard enough in this world to find that person to spend your life with, and enough obstacles standing in your way. So when you do find it, you don’t need the government getting in your way.
  2. It’s 2015. And this should have happened AT LEAST 20 years ago.
  3. Gay weddings. Because let’s face it, they are one million times more fabulous than straight weddings.
  4. Equal rights matter. And with the right to marry comes the right to divorce. We all deserve the right to be happy or miserable with someone forever or until we get sick of them and want to give them half of everything we have to go away.
  5. We all know or love someone who is gay. And so we should support them. And if you don’t know anyone that is gay, well, you’re in denial.
  6. Homosexuality is not a choice. Unlike people who choose their religion (which may make them against homosexuality), being gay is not a choice. They are born this way, and if you don’t believe me just ask Lady GaGa.
  7. Our country needed some good news. With murders and terrorism and plane crashes and natural disasters filling our news feeds, it’s nice to hear about something positive happening for a change.
  8. The pursuit of happiness should apply to everyone. Not just those of us who love someone of the “right” sex, “right” color, or “right” religion.
  9. It probably has no effect on you at all. If your problem with this is really your problem with homosexuality than guess what? People were still going to be gay whether they could get married or not. Having the right to employment benefits and tax breaks has no effect on anyone else.
  10. Think about it: 48 years ago interracial marriage was also illegal. How silly is that?
  11. It gives us hope. This is a huge day and should be celebrated, but the work is not done. When the celebration is over it’s time to start fighting for the other important issues like wage equality, etc., but this gives us a little more hope that anything is possible.
Rachael is an award winning stand-up comedienne, freelance writer, and BravoTV superfan. Her Real Housewives tagline is “The only thing bigger than my boobs are my personalities.” In her spare time, she keeps busy catering to the needs of a very spoiled Siberian Husky, (Paris Hilton), cleaning the skeletons out of her closet (to make room for more shoes), and swiping left to everyone on Tinder. Follow her on twitter @therealplandd.