Occasionally, SeriouslyGuys receives guest submissions from readers. If they are coherent, do not explicitly sell anything and avoid more than three references to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, then we consider them for publication. Today’s guest post comes from your mom.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the section of the Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal recognition and benefits to same-sex couples legally married in their states. It also dismissed the case concerning California’s Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage, because the governor and attorney general refused to defend it.
The rulings raise big questions. For instance: because the Supreme Court dismissed the Prop. 8 case, letting the appeals court ruling stand without declaring the law unconstitutional, will California be able to pass a law that officially overturns it? Also, when are you getting married?
When the issue last went to a vote, the majority of Californians voted against same-sex marriage, so we can only wonder if opinion has swayed enough from 2008 for a different outcome. And you’re almost 30 years old. You’re telling me you haven’t met a nice boy or girl by now?
These rulings also follow the recent change to Pentagon policy that ended their Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. And, while I’m glad you didn’t run out and join the military even though you can serve openly now, I can’t for the life of me figure out why you don’t want to have a big wedding and maybe adopt or invitro me some grandbabies. I’m not getting any younger, either, you know.
Just think about it, OK? Love you!
Your mother loves you very much and wishes you would call her more. You can read more of her writing on Facebook or in the email she just sent you. Did you get it? She might have a virus, so let her know if you didn’t. Or, you can find her with The Guys, fortune cookie-style. (In bed.)