Bishop Gene Robinson writes on this Good Friday at the Washington Post’s On Faith blog:
Marriage for same-sex couples has had its day in court. Two days, to be precise. And now the hard part –the waiting –begins. The Supreme Court will announce its rulings in late June regarding marriage for gay couples in California (and possibly beyond) and the fate of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
It was not lost on this person of faith that the Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality took place during the season of Passover for Jews and Holy Week for Christians. Was it coincidence, providence or simply God’s divine sense of humor, that these hearings would overlap with the greatest story of oppression-to-freedom ever told, reenacted at every Seder table? Would the justices find any connection between the Holy Week/Maundy Thursday edict from Jesus to “love one another” and the pleas for justice and respect from LGBT citizens? Time will tell.