This has been a historic week…


Georgia residents Larry Carter, star of the web series "The Boyz Next Door" and Antoine Nolan Carter had to travel to Washington, D.C. to get married. Now same-sex couples around the nation won't have to travel to states where same-sex marriage is legal, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Cort. Photo courtesy of Discoveryingmeallday blog.

Georgia residents Larry Carter, star of the web series “The Boyz Next Door,” and Antoine Nolan Carter had to travel to Washington, D.C. to get married. Now same-sex couples around the nation won’t have to travel to states where same-sex marriage is legal, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Cort. Photo courtesy of Discoveryingmeallday blog.

I have to admit the mass shooting in Charleston, S.C. had me reeling. Would this racial hate never end?

Then historic events starting transpiring. You could see God on the move.

Southern states, after decades of hardcore resistance, started moving to take down that hateful Confederate flag after photos were revealed of the shooter sporting the Stars and Bars.

Then Walmart and other retailers yanked Confederate flag merchandise off their shelves.

Maybe, just maybe this nation is now ready to have a serious discussion about addressing entrenched racism although it is a shame Trayvon Martin, the members of Emanuel AME Church, and many others had to be martyrs to get us to this place.

Then the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act so millions of lower income Americans do not have to make the choice between paying a medical bill or paying for rent or food. Plus the court yesterday upheld a provision of the Fair Housing Act to prevent housing discrimination.

And today the Supreme Court legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states!

My partner “Van” and I have discussed marriage. It’s the next logical choice if our relationship continues and we merge households as planned. But now if we do we won’t have to worry about living in a state that does not recognize a marriage made in another.

The Charleston tragedy is still on my mind and I pray for the victims, their survivors and our nation. But this week has given me more hope that ultimately love does prevail over hate.

Q: Hey my single readers, now that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states will you get married?