I just came back from our second wedding in a week. But now it is different. We are all middle aged gentlemen whose relationships have stood the test of time, and yet each of us are having weddings, and parties to celebrate our transitions from domestic partnership to marriage. The media, television, nothing I have seen can accurately describe the happiness of 40 friends gathered to wish a couple happiness. 40 or more people, who are Latino, black, white, gay, straight, Catholic, Jewish, Baha'i, independent, democrat, republican… all there, together, crying, cheering, and hugging the grooms. It is love, the unconditional type, in its purest form.
Two people, devoted to each other, building lives together, planning to continue to spend their lives together, in front of family and friends. Nothing can be more important than this.
I fail to understand how this might negatively affect our neighbors’ marriages, or why a Church would actively wage war against this or why we as Californians would even consider amending our constitution to make sure this can’t happen in the future.
This is the summer of love.