WASHINGTON, DC – Johnny Roberts and The Supremes (aka the Supreme Court of the United States) started their new tour with a surprise that was a big hit in some parts of the country.
The court refused to hear cases from five states wanting to lift bans on same-sex marriages, making it easier for them to legalize those marriages.
Texas was not one of them. The state is still among 31 that ban same-sex marriages.
“A growing majority of Americans already recognize that marriage equality embodies our American values and fairness under the law,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.
Shortly after the court’s announcement, couples in Virginia, Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin went out and tied the knot.
“For us, it’s always been about our daughter and how we can move forward in getting her the rights that other couples enjoy,” said Kami Young, one of the plantiffs.
Other matters the court will look at: Whether a “no-beards” policy in prison violates the religious liberties of Muslim convicts; if a woman can charge her employers with workplace discrimination because she’s pregnant; and the point when online threats cross the line between free speech and criminal conduct.
But for now, The Supremes turned those dark clouds of doubt for same-sex partners into a rainbow of long-awaited fulfillment.