Yesterday was a great day for equality in California. U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker declared that Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage, was unconstitutional. The money quote in the decision for me was the following: “Plaintiffs seek to have the state recognize their committed relationships, and plaintiffs’ relationships are consistent with the core of the history, tradition and practice of marriage in the United States.” And really, who can argue with that?
As I left work to deal with finalizing my move out of my old apartment, I caught word that there would be a rally in Hillcrest starting at 6:30 and ending with a townhall meeting. So I snagged my camera and headed over to 6th and University to celebrate the fact that love and equality had, at least for now, prevailed. As I walked with everyone over to The Center, my heart swelled to bursting with pride for my state, my country, and the people who have fought hard for the simple right to say “I do.”
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