Today the SCOTUS pronounced that under the Constitution of these United States, all are equal under those same laws, no matter who or how they love. I find it interesting that they cited the 14th Amendment to that same Constitution as the foundation for their decision. The 14th Amendment was created after the American Civil War as an answer to the notion that the different ‘races’ (ie., those that look different than what the society says are the ‘best’) should be treated differently by society. The 14th Amendment is a resounding slap in the face to this notion and every mean, petty notion of non-equality like it. It is an appeal to what is best in us as human beings, and so affirming it is a victory for all of us.