IN Washington state we recently voted to make same sex marriage legal. I had no idea what a BIG deal this is to many folks. My brother is gay and was in a long term relationship (though not now), but he really sees this as being granted the same respect and legitimacy and civil rights, as, say, granting the vote to women. It's a big deal to him and many of his friends.
If you look at the faces of these men and women getting their marriage liscences at City Hall a few days ago, you can see the joy and committment in their eyes. Tomorrow I will join my brother down at City Hall to cheer on the many who will be there to participate in a mass wedding of , I think, 140 couples. It will be a historic, and no doubt, emotional day.
Washington Gay Marriage: 30 Couples To Wed In Group Ceremony