Friday, May 16, 2008

First we have to get our wedding sweatshirts out of storage

Marriages supposedly will be performed beginning a month from now.

Not sure if Annie and I will do something small at city hall or something bigger. It's kind of amazing to think that we'll be legally married...AGAIN. Our other marriage license (received at City Hall four years ago when Gavin Newsom decided to let us all break the law) was nullified and our money returned. But we still have the piece of paper. It's probably worth something on ebay.

Of course if the voters vote down our civil rights in November, we might end up with another useless piece of paper. Can you imagine having let voters during the Civil Rights era determine segregation and anti-miscengenation laws at the polls?

No matter.... it's an exciting, historical time. Those fighting gay marriage are trying frutilessly to keep back the arc of history which, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, bends toward justice.

See, I'm not a cynic at heart.


PS: Click here for a great video about the annoucement that includes a touching moment with writer Jewelle Gomez and her partner.

And below is another great video that captures the historical flavor. Forward to the middle to hear Gavin Newsom , the best part.


Becky C. said...

Kate, I am not so sure that the initiative will work to overturn the court's decision. I mentioned this in my post on Ellen and Portia--with one link. There is a good constitutional argument that it will not.


Kate Evans said...

Great post, Becky.