Wednesday, May 08, 2013

today in marriage equality

Yesterday Delaware added its mass (however small that literal measure might be) to the marriage equality momentum going on.  It became the 11th U.S. state to accept same-sex marriage yesterday.  Go Delaware for joining the 21st century!

During three hours of emotional debate before the vote Tuesday, State Senator Karen Peterson, a Democrat, said she had lived with a female partner for 24 years, and she challenged opponents of extending marriage to gay couples. “If my happiness somehow demeans or diminishes your marriage, then you need to work on your marriage,” she said, eliciting cheers and laughter.

Yup.   Marriage should not be this magical members-only club that only Super Special Privileged People get to partake in.  My marriage is in no way diminished by allowing other people to declare their love for each other.  Seems to me that it's enhanced by that.

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