I'm very happy for you in CA! It has been a long time coming.As I was saying....( a few years ago ), The bigots are on the wrong side of history, on this issue, and today's Supreme Court decision proved me right. All the haters managed to do was delay the inevitable but they couldn't stop it. Victory is sweet....
Welcome California as the 13 state to legalize gay marriage. And with the striking down of DOMA, gays now have legal standing to successfully challenge EVERY state ban on same sex marriage.
I'll be marching in this year's San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade with a new sense of FREEDOM and PRIDE!
I lived in San Francisco when Gavin Newsom threw open the doors to City Hall and began marrying same-sex couples.
Every time I had the chance to do so, I would drive by and MARVEL at the massive numbers of people who came from around the state to participate.
Back in those days I was a bit of a jewelry hound. I had dozens of men's rings.
I decided to take them down to City Hall and distribute them to those couples who didn't have rings to use for their ceremony. It was the least that I could do.
Now that national marriage equality seems only a stone's throw away, I think it might be time to work on finding a good guy to have in my own life.
There are plenty out there.
Maybe I'll find my way back out to CA. Maybe I'll go up north. Or maybe I'll stay put here in the south, oppressive though it is.
It feels so good to be on the other side of this decision. I know many of us were so afraid of what the courts would do. We knew what the RIGHT thing would be for them to do, but they don't always do the RIGHT thing.
Many people on this thread are trying to spin it as a loss for the LGBT community. I say, "Let them gnash their teeth, beat their breast, stomp their feet, and cry into their beer."
But anyone who is conscious KNOWS what these decisions mean for the LGBT community.
The days of kicking us aside are quickly coming to an end.
America is only doing what many other nations have already done. And it's high time.
Again, congratulations to CA and all of the other states that this ruling has and will impact!!!