Love without Interference

The highest court of justice in Washington has recognized that discrimination of same sex couples in the USA hasn’t improved. The court’s ruling is of historical importance.

All men are equal. That is one of the leading principles of the American Declaration of Independence, to which U.S. Presidents refer in every speech. But what reads well on paper and sounds even better in Sunday speeches must have come across as a mockery to gays and lesbians in the USA for centuries.

But not anymore. Because the USA’s highest court of justice has now finally recognized that the discrimination of same sex couples in a country that sees itself as the oldest parliamentary democracy in the world hasn’t improved.

The ruling of the court, which on Friday declared gay marriage to be permissible and in accordance with the Constitution, is actually of historic importance. The love between two adults cannot be the subject of national interference.

It took a long time, but it finally happened. President Barack Obama was right when he praised the ruling as a victory for America. Whether the daily discrimination of homosexuals has now come to an end, however, is doubtful.

Court rulings sometimes read well and sound even better in Sunday speeches. But as to whether they eliminate hate and exclusion from the world, the best people to ask would be the African-Americans.

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