On the occasion of two major advances for same-sex marriage, let us not forget that it was exactly ten years ago today that the US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Lawrence v. Texas that people had the right to have sex with others of the same sex.
It seems almost unthinkable now that it was ever otherwise and that such sex was actually criminalized, such is the speed with which attitudes have changed.
It is very likely that in ten years time, we will have that same sense of astonishment that there once was a time when same-sex couples were either not allowed to get married or their marriages were treated as inferior.
I think that when rights are expanded to cover more people without any adverse effects on those who already have them, acceptance is more rapid.
June should be celebrated in the US as the month of love.