My aunts would have loved the Supreme Court marriage ruling

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Amy Joslin carried this sign at a rally before the U.S. Supreme Court in June, 2014, a year before the historic decision. RNS photo by Heather Adams

Amy Joslin carried this sign at a rally before the U.S. Supreme Court in June, 2014, a year before the historic decision. RNS photo by Heather Adams

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Maybe his beloved Aunt Charlotte and Aunt Trudy were gay. Maybe not. It wasn’t: “don’t ask, don’t tell.” It was: “don’t ask; it doesn’t matter.”

  • Martin S

    Don’t know aunt Charlotte and aunt Trudy, what if aunt Charlotte and aunt Trudy were truly just ‘friends’ and were ‘soul friends’. Would their loved ones love them any lesser?

    There are some ‘friendships’ that are very special and are just that – ‘friendships’, nothing more and nothing less, they are sometimes more special than marriage.

  • Kingston

    Exactly!

    Two people can still be friends, without being labelled “otherwise”.

    Can’t they?

  • Martin S

    Yes, this article brought to memory two lovely aunts, Aunt Rose and aunt Lily who were known to us and lived their lives for the betterment of society, they were very loving and kind and generous. 🙂
    It would not at all be kind to refer to Aunt Lily and aunt Rose merely as “Spinster?” “Old maid?” or “lesbians”. They would turn in their grave if they knew we referred to them that way.
    As family we remember them for their good works as human beings and that is how aunt Lily and Rose will be etched in our memories forever and they were not merely “spinsters” or “old maids” and definitely were not “lesbians”. 🙁

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  • Garson Abuita

    I had an Aunt Ceil and an Aunt Rose who lived together, but I was always under the impression they were actual sisters. Maybe my parents weren’t telling me something..