I’m not sure I like the BBC headline “US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide”. It might just be me, but I don’t remember being invited to a straight wedding. The weddings I have been to have been, well, weddings. I just think a better term for the ruling is “equal marriage”. In America, people can now marry whoever they want.

This is big stuff in the States, where 14 of them – 14! – had bans in place to prevent equal marriage. But the Supreme Court is so named for a reason. When it makes a ruling, that is that.

Is anyone really surprised by the reactions of today’s big losers, the bigots of America? Here are some examples:

Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called the ruling “an out-of-control act of unconstitutional, judicial tyranny”.

Kellie Fiedorek, a lawyer for an anti-gay marriage advocacy group, said the decision “ignored the voices of thousands of Americans”.

Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, a state where marriage licenses will now be issued to same-sex couples, said the justices “have imposed on the entire country their personal views on an issue that the Constitution and the Court’s previous decisions reserve to the people of the States”.

And outside the courtroom were, of course, the devout. They were there as usual, waving their hate-filled banners, wearing their ugly T shirts. “Every child deserves a mom and dad” said one. “Warning: God draws a line on gay marriage”, says another. “God draws a line on gay marriage?” He does? The God of love, the old beardie we’re supposed to look up to? The God who theists tell us created all of us. Did he then take his eye off the ball and accidentally create a few gay people too? Please!

Let us make one thing clear: no one has “imposed on the whole country their personal views” on the issue of equal marriage. Of course, they haven’t. No one has been told to get married to someone of the same sex and nothing, nothing, could be further from the truth. The Supreme Court has made a decision that changes absolutely nothing except for those who were previously denied the opportunity to marry the person they love. I do not respect the views of those who are opposed to equal marriage because it is none of their business. I am not denying their choice to worship a supernatural creator, no matter how ridiculous it seems to me. But here’s a thing: you can prove the existence of gay people but you cannot prove the existence of God. I would have thought the imposition on the whole country of the views of those who live their lives on the basis of ancient superstitions is a far more important and worrying issue.

No one has imposed anything on anyone in America. The Supreme Court has merely equalised society, made it possible for people to marry who they want. That’s definitely a good thing in my book. Why can’t these bigots get over themselves and just live and let live? And mind their own business.