On Saturday, you all got to listen to me vent about my feelings towards our current administration in the United States. Needless to say it was an incredibly emotional weekend for me. After spending most of Friday night crying, I went through a major roller coaster of emotions through the rest of the weekend. The emotions were shifting primarily between incredibly down and crying to being just fueled by anger and having to fight not to break and throw things because I was so irate.
Through it all, I was reminded of how many of you support those of us who “fall outside of the norm.”
I’m not very good at leaning on others. I’ve written about that before. And it’s not just that I’m not good at it. I flat out suck at asking others for support. Even if someone reaches out to me, I will often just go on that I’m fine, everything’s fine, I’ll be good…blah, blah, blah. Remember I wrote not too long ago about how over the course of my life I had grown used to my emotional needs not mattering to people? Yeah….these are the kind of behaviors you develop when you learn those lessons.
I did much better this time around though. Actually…I feel bad in that I didn’t get to respond to some of you who messaged me because I was either trying to do something constructive with my emotions or actually taking others up on their offers to listen and support me…and all of us impacted by what happened on Friday. And, to all of you who took the time to check on me and make sure I was ok…I seriously cannot thank you all enough. I don’t know if I could have made it through the weekend without all of you…whether we have been friends for some time or have just been casual acquaintances.
On a positive note though, and a hell of a way to start the week, the Supreme Court finally took a stand on transgender rights today.
Today, SCOTUS issued a joint ruling in three separate cases. Two of the cases involved people being fired from their jobs for their sexual identity. The third involved someone being fired from their job for their gender identity. SCOTUS officially made it law that gender and sexual identity are protected until Title VII of the Civil Rights Act with a 6-3 vote. And not only was it a 6-3 vote, the justice who wrote the majority opinion was Carrot Top’s first Supreme Court nominee. How’s that for sticking it to the man? lol
While this ruling does not fix the damage that narcissist did to transgender health care, today’s ruling was a MAJOR victory for those of us in the LGBTQ population. I also believe it was a sign of how the Supreme Court, regardless of party, is reframing their view of civil rights in general. My hope is that this means more cases involving any sort of civil rights violations, whether LGBTQ, black, Asian, Hispanic, whatever will be looked at in a more humanistic view. I hope it means that despite party affiliation, the final say in laws in this country are truly beginning to embody the idea that we are all entitled to certain inalienable rights…the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
And to those of you who checked on me….those of you who let me vent….those of you who let me cry….and those of you who took the time to help me laugh and smile some so I could get through the weekend…
Thank you. ♥
See it on Flickr.
Meli-Melo Poses for Luane’s World – Love On The Brain
Burrow Coffee & Whiskey Company