New day dawning
Certain responsible individuals, including representatives of the Jewish and Baptist faiths, and couples awaiting marriage, joined in the suit.
However, it's always unfortunate when our legal system is given the task by default in doing the work of the church as it had to do in civil and women's rights. Now, the freedom of marriage for all couples is being addressed by judges and courts all around the country. A next positive decision by the supreme court is predictable.
One can only hope that religious bodies won't continue to deny reality, misinterpret religious writings and institutionalize intolerance in important challenges of this kind.
Our gay friends and neighbors were hoping the church would represent their interests and address their pain long before now. The great tragedy is that far too many of these neighbors and citizens have died before experiencing what it means to enjoy their God-given and constitutional rights.
Now, the many who are still living eagerly await their blessed freedoms of "real life, full liberty, and the pursuit of marital happiness." Please remember them, our religious institutions, and the courts, as this bright and new day is dawning.