Supreme Court, Final Countdown – Can You Hear This Prayer? – Wednesday, 24 June, 2015

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Today Christian Science directs its strong rebuke at all injustice and inequity. They have no root or rationale in God’s government.

Inequality, which derives from material limitation, has no place here.

God sees this excellence as characteristic of all His creation. In God’s creation there are no seconds; every spiritual idea passes the divine inspection with zero defects. This all-pervading excellence ensures equality of perfection throughout the spiritual universe. It provides a sure starting point from which we can work for human justice.

Equal and Excellent

From the May 1, 1976 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

 

A Day In The Life Of Waiting For The Supreme Court Decision On Marriage Equality

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WASHINGTON — Any day now, the Supreme Court is going to hand down a major decision on same-sex marriage. And when it does, and if it rules in favor of marriage equality, as many observers expect, there’s going to be one hell of a party outside.

There will be rainbow flags. There will be rainbow shirts. There will be little dogs with little rainbow shirts and little rainbow flags. Hundreds and hundreds of people will likely squeeze in by the front steps, with brightly colored signs and hugs for strangers and someone blasting Beyoncé and Lady Gaga songs. There will be tears; there will be protesters. Spider-Man might come — he does from time to time — and a guy in a Revolutionary War costume will almost definitely be there.

The decision that Obergefell and so many others are waiting to see will answer two questions with huge implications for the lesbian and gay community: Does the 14th Amendment require states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and does it require states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states?

If they answer yes on both counts, same-sex marriage will, for the first time in the United States, be federally recognized as exactly the same as heterosexual marriage.

“We’re feeling pretty optimistic, but we don’t want to predict until we know what it is,” said Gabel-Brett. “We believe in equality for people across the country. That’s something I’ve been working for my entire life.”

Jim Obergefell wipes his eyes after hearing oral arguments on his case before the Supreme Court, on April 28, 2015.