History has already been made

abpo_HRCLoveCantWaitPoster History will be made this summer.
History has been made all along.

Love can’t wait, the slogan goes. It’s probably worth noting that love couldn’t wait last year or last decade, either, and yet it did. I support marriage equality because it’s a basic human right and because it will surely play a role in bringing about a fairer, more just society. Still, I can’t help thinking that neither our personal dignity nor the validity of any relationships we enter into depends on recognition conferred by any institution. The way I see it, this is not about legitimizing unions but rather about acknowledging the legitimacy of unions that already exist.

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