Washington State Pride!
Congratulations to all of the same sex couples who lined up at their County buildings in order to receive their official, state sanctioned marriage licenses!
I looked at the news last night and this morning, at the faces full of emotion, and thought, how can anyone say that this is bad or wrong or evil? The comments on the local news websites were mostly positive but always the sour note creeping in from some troll or another.
My gal is from Vancouver and if we lived over the river we might have celebrated the date differently. As it is, we cheered from Portland and looked for familiar faces on the news.
T did not bring up the possibility of our getting married. Whether that's because she doesn't want to or doesn't want to find out that I don't want to, I can't tell. Also, we live in Oregon, not Washington. And, the whole marriage thing is gesture until we have federal recognition. We already file joint taxes in Oregon since we are registered domestic partners. Is it enough? Hell no. I don't like being denied my rights as a citizen. Is it going to change? Of course it is. Remember that old saying, 'When the people lead, the leaders will follow'? Eventually, it won't be an issue.
But, do I want to get married?
How about you?