Friday, August 23, 2013

Here come the brides (and grooms)

There is a wonderful song from Cabaret that says "How the world can change, it can change like that, due to one little word - married.  See a palace rise from a two room flat, due to one little word - married.  For you wake one day, look around and say, somebody wonderful married me."  That pretty much sums it up.
I still occasionally hear people ask "What's the big deal?  What's so special about being married?"  It might seem that they just don't get it.  The fight for marriage equality is winning though because more and more, people DO get it.  Marriage is about love and love is worth it.  This week the latest wins came in New Mexico where it seems a lot of folks get it!
Dona Ana County became the first county in New Mexico to actively issue same-sex licenses, but they will not be alone.  Late yesterday a New Mexico judge ruled that gay and lesbian couples can be married, and ordered the Santa Fe County Clerk to grant the marriage licenses or appear in court next week to explain why that shouldn't happen.
Just this week several friends of mine were finally able to tie the knot here in California after a long battle for marriage equality and you should see the joy!  Remember:  it's about love, and love is worth it!

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