#lovewins: Fifty States of Gay

Fifty States of Gay SquareI was driving in my car when the DJ came on the radio to announce the news. In the landmark case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, the US Supreme Court has ruled that state and local governments cannot ban same sex marriage. Though I am straight, I am a strong ally of LGBT rights, and I couldn’t not be happier with this decision. It is the right decision, and I think the hashtag #lovewins sums it up the best. Because in the end, this is about love transcending traditional gender norms. I’m not a a big fan of wrapping an entire issue up into a single hashtag, but #lovewins says it better than I could ever do.

When the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned in 2013, I created a graphic based on Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People”. So I thought it was only appropriate to do something new for this monumental news. I wanted something a little less serious this time, something punny, so I came up with “Fifty States of Gay”.

Today is a historic day for America, and for the world. Once again, love wins.

Where were you when you heard the news about Obergefell vs. Hodges, and how did it make you feel? Let me know in the comments.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer, photographer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at http://steve-lovelace.com.

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