I will not bore you with a blog about how I feel about gay marriage. I'm gay, and I want to get married to my loving, committed partner. I obviously like the idea. Instead, I would like to comment on, and share in the joy of, the last week's events.
Click here to read a short article on Reuters.
This is some of the most exciting news I've seen in a very long time.
Illinois is right next to Iowa, and the US capitol is geared up and ready to pass marriage equality laws. New England will be a completely accepting area of the country within the next few years. California is vacillating, but I truly believe they’re getting closer and closer to permanently allowing same sex marriages. That would make 7 states that allow you to marry, 8 if you count Washington, D.C., and 9 that recognize same sex marriages – New York recognizes same sex marriages performed elsewhere, but does not allow them to be performed in their state. However, there is new legislation being introduced.
Several countries around the world - very powerful countries - are recognizing same sex marriages or civil unions, as a whole. The Prime Minister of England recently chastized the Pope for his views on gay marriage! Tony Blair is right! An attitude of intolerance is just antiquated, small-minded, and it needs to be changed.
I think right now is a very exciting time to be moving to that area of the country. I really hope we see the day where Abel and I are worrying over wedding invitations and color schemes for our own ceremony!
Kudos to those states that recognize equal marriage rights, and a big boost of loving, tolerant energy to those that are considering or currently passing such legislation. If you have time or the inclination, please write a quick email to your congressman - both your senator and representative. Let them know you support loving, committed relationships, and you want to see them recognized legally.
Bless you all.
Love and Lyte,