I cannot say it any better than Justice Anthony Kennedy in the closing portion of the majority opinion allowing same-sex marriage in all 50 states, so I will simply paste it here:
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” — From Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion in Obergefell v Hodges, making same-sex marriage the law of the land.
I am so over-the-top thrilled for not only all of the same-sex couples whose weddings I’ve photographed and will photograph, but to all same-sex couples across the country. This is truly a historic day and we should be proud.