This poignant piece by Joy is based on the quote and Supreme Court majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on June 26, 2015:
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
Designed and hand lettered by artist Joy Rodgers-Mernin, each large wall art calligraphy print includes a poem, lyrics, verse or more complimented with an original watercolor design. Before it is reproduced, Joy hand letters each quote on hot press watercolor paper. Each 8.5x11 print is reproduced on velvety, creamy white paper and comes professionally framed with 11x14 matte in a silver or gold frame. Overall dimensions, with matte and frame, is 12.1875 x 15.1875.