In her The Last Word Column in the November 24 issue of Newsweek Ann Quindlen wrote about gay marriage and the decision in Loving v. Virginia.
One of my favorite Supreme Court cases is Loving v. Virginia, and not just because it has a name that would delight any novelist. It’s because it reminds me, when I’m downhearted, of the truth of the sentiment at the end of “Angels in America,” Tony Kushner’s brilliant play: “The world only spins forward.”
I also wrote about Loving in my post Marriage in Massachusetts. It is also one of my favorite decisions as well as a wonderful story.
The world is going to continue to spin forward. The denial of Constitutional rights to a specific group can never last. There may be one step forward (see Connecticut and New Jersey) and two back (California and other other states which have adopted anti-gay marriage statutes recently), but we will keep moving forward.
And then there is this great Jack Black video. It has been out there for a while, but it is always worth seeing.