The Best Of The Dish Today

Jun 26 2013 @ 11:36pm

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Well, tonight I really am too plastered to write this. You will, I hope, forgive me. So let me end today with a quote that has long inspired me. It’s from Hannah Arendt, in Dissent, in 1959:

“The right to marry whoever one wishes is an elementary human right compared to which ‘the right to attend an integrated school, the right to sit where one pleases on a bus, the right to go into any hotel or recreation area or place of amusement, regardless of one’s skin or color or race’ are minor indeed. Even political rights, like the right to vote, and nearly all other rights enumerated in the Constitution, are secondary to the inalienable human rights to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence; and to this category the right to home and marriage unquestionably belongs.”

And as of today, the pursuit of happiness enlarged its scope.