Friday, October 12, 2012
Four years ago, we stood before friends and family and pledged our lives to one another at our wedding, during that summer of love, the brief window of legality before Prop 8 passed and put fear, ignorance, and bigotry into our Constitution.
It was a marvelous wedding! So of course there was much joy, music and laughter, good food and dancing. We're still dancing, both literally and figuratively. And every day I wake up blessed.
Our legal union enriches us, of course, and adds strength to our community, despite what the opponents say. By our very being, we disprove their arguments. Perhaps this time next year, marriage will again be legal in California, and our friends J. and C., and R. and A. will at last be able to marry. Perhaps this time next year, DOMA will fall and our own marriage will be recognized federally, finally being fully "official".
But what matters above all to both of us, are the vows we live joyfully together. Happy anniversary, beloved.
And meanwhile, let's keep dancing!