the greatest thing you'll ever learn is how to love and be loved in return
today, my good friend sarah and her girlfriend jane are getting married.
well, i guess since they can't legally get married, the correct thing to say would be 'they are vowing to spend the rest of their lives together'. but that's what marriage is anyway, right? publically celebrating your love for another human being and doing it in front of your god and witnesses (family and friends), and vowing that this person here is the most wonderful and compatable lifetime companion for you in the universe.
there are those who are trying to quash same sex marriages, before they even become recognized legally. it burns me up to no end that my friends who happen to have someone of the same sex to love and love them back can't legally have that love recognized as a union. i heard allen keyes on fresh air yesterday saying same sex marriages are wrong because the purpose of marriage is procreation. pardon my french allen, but i call BULLSH1T. if that was the case, conservative senior citizens wouldn't be getting married (and oooo that might lead to sex outside of marriage!). people who know they can't have children wouldn't be getting married. and babies wouldn't be being born to single parents every goddamned day. and what does your argument say about same sex couples who have children? surely they should be able to get married, as they actually are precreating.
honestly, if you've found someone wonderful enough that you want to spend the rest of your living days with them, whatever the gender, more power to you.
in any case, i'm am deeply saddened by the fact that i cannot be at the oakland zoo today to witness jane and sarah's vows. i thought all summer that i might be able to wing out to california to attend, and was crushed to realize that i would not be able to make it. i shed tears over it. but today, even though i'm not there in person, i shed tears of joy and love for sarah and jane, and their commitment to one another.
congratulations girls! i love you.