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Hooray California! ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
June 17, 2008

Hooray California!

Wedding

In case you’ve been living in a cave recently, I want to alert you to an amazing development in California’s marriage history*: the legalization of gay marriage!

Oh, California, how I love you!

About 2 hours ago, Mayor Gavin Newsom officiated the ceremony of two eighty-something women who had been together for 54 years! Tomorrow will be even more spectacular as same-sex couples will be crowding into city hall for their turn to wed.

Without getting too political (too late for that, Lindsay!) it’s clear to me that love is love. Marriage is for those who are committed to one another. Period. And to have the legal backing to assert that right is spectacular.

Many, many congratulations to all the couples who will wed tomorrow and forever more!

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524

*Same-sex marriages have been legal in California once before in 2004 only to be nullified soon after. There will be a vote in November that could again amend California’s constitution to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

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