Beautiful writing from the majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy:
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered.
Brunch at Skillet Diner in Capitol Hill today, a send-off of sorts for a friend who’s leaving Seattle for Florida to take a job offer and move closer to his family.
I ordered Serious Toast, which from the menu description sounded delicious:
Molasses custard soaked thick cut brioche, raspberry jam, local pit ham, powdered sugar, two eggs your way
About 15 minutes later our brunch items arrived and I’m not sure I’ll ever recover from my first time seeing the reality of Serious Toast:
(CNN)—If you were mourning the loss of a loved one in China, at least the entertainment might have cheered you up. Until now.
In rural China, hiring exotic dancers to perform at wakes is an increasingly common practice, but is now the latest focus of the country’s crackdown on vice.
Strippers are invited to perform at funerals, often at great expense, to attract more mourners, China’s official Xinhua news agency said.
Another report suggested another motivation: that the performances “add to the fun.”
Photos obtained by CNN from an attendee at a village funeral in Cheng’an County in Hebei Province show mourners of all ages, including children, watching the performance.
And wishes for continued prosperity and wellness for years to come.
One of the (dis?)advantages of being color-blind is that I tend to dress simply, in solid colors and materials that are easy to match—basically the adult version of Garanimals. I also favor darker colors in general, and a lot of navy, green, and blue in particular.
Today, then, I am an unintentional 6-foot freshly inflicted contusion:
- Navy boxers
- Black socks, shoes
- Dark blue jeans, black belt
- Navy tee under a black Henley
- Navy hoodie under a black wool overcoat
This is the result of a few standard clothing items (I always wear black socks) mixed with random grabbing out of the dresser drawers and laundry basket.
Tomorrow I will probably happen to choose brown or green and so will switch to the Healing Bruise look on the holiday, because with the new year comes optimism, or something like that.
Because the WA lottery commission loves to drive people CRAZY.
On the plus side: It was a $10 winner. So time well spent.