It is June 26th, an important date in the history of the United States and the history of the LGBTQ rights movement. Three times on June 26th the Supreme Court of the United States has maded a ruling that has deeply effected the progress of that movement. In 2003 SCOTUS made a ruling that introduced the idea of "sexual privacy" as a constitutional issue. In 2013 SCOTUS overturned DOMA S3. And this year, SCOTUS rules in favor of marriage equality nation wide.
RevKess and KaliSara are both ordained ministers recognized by the State of Nebraska and elsewhere. They have been eagerly anticipating a favorable ruling from SCOTUS so that they can offer their services to gay and lesbian couples who wish to be legally bound in matrimony. As Pagans and supporters (or members) of the LGBTQ community both have been willing, ready, and able to perform non-legal ceremonies for their LGBTQ friens, family, or clients who have sought them out for such services. With this decision from SCOTUS hundreds, if not thousands, of Pagan clergy nationwide can now offer those services to those who seek them and for those weddings/marriages to be legally and fully recognized by the United States federal government and the individual states' governments.
The fight for LGBTQ rights if far from over. Some politicians are moving to take steps to protect their constituents from the "evil" of same-sex marriage. Tune in to this edition of PWN to learn more about the SCOTUS ruling and some of the politicians, pundits, and "religious zealots" who are still fighting against the tide of progess in the United States.
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