I woke up this morning and realized: this is the first 4th of July we’re celebrating wherein same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. I’m usually all, “Yeah, July 4th, meh, bwhatever” because crowds and noise and mindless patriotism aren’t my things, but this time, I’m all, “America, fuck yeah!” I wish it hadn’t taken the Supreme Court to make my country catch up with the other countries that’re happy to let couples marry even if they happen to have matching naughty bits, but I’m just happy we’ve got it. And the religious right tears have been so damn refreshing during this heat wave!
Of course we’ll need a rainbow fireworks display for this particular 4th!
That’s deeply satisfying, not to mention beautiful!
Happy 4th of July, my fellow Americans and everyone in the world who’s like, “Hey, it’s American Independence Day! Great excuse to party! Woo!” Enjoy all that lovely marriage equality, and if you need a dose of science for the day, check out the geology of fireworks right here.