"Love Has Won."
Today marks a significant point in American history. Finally, in the year 2015, marriage equality exists in all 50 states. It truly fills me with joy to see all the news coverage of happy, celebratory members of the LGBTQ community and allies during this special time.
Although most of the news I have read/watched is in support of this change in American law, I think it is important to note that "same sex marriage" is a politically incorrect term. If we unpack this term, "marriage" is predicated by "same sex". By placing "same sex" in front of "marriage", we are unintentionally perpetuating heteronormativity in relationships, or more specifically marriage. According to Canadian (and now American) law, marriage is not reserved only for a man and woman. Any two people can marry - regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
A "same sex marriage" is not different from a "marriage". As such, it is important to use the term "marriage equality" when referring to the right of marrying someone of the same sex.
"Today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we made our union a little more perfect."