The words rang through my heart and soul as a smile from ear to ear brought itself upon my face. Our world had finally done something right with the concern of all of the public. “This morning the Supreme Court recognized that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality. In doing so, they’ve reaffirmed that all Americans are entitled to the equal protection of the law, that all people should be treated equally regardless of who they are or who they love.” On the twenty sixth of June in 2015, millions of lives were changed with the breaking news that same sex marriages were ultimately legalized. Unfortunately, what was supposed to be a happy day, became a disgraced reminder of the true ugliness that some can show. Although she did not hurt me directly with my own sexuality, the comments spoken from a once fully respected person in my life will forever be engraved in a memory that I wish I could forget everyday.
I had to spend a moment to myself to fully process what history had just been made. For the books hundreds of years later; this was going to be instated.
One of my first thoughts that finally made it’s way to the front of my mind was to the ones in my life who this affected the most personally: Noah, my dance teacher, my cheerleading coach, my adviser. I have lived through one of the biggest things to happen to our world, at least in my bubble of the world. I scratched that one off the bucket list for sure. However, I wasn’t expecting to cross…