For about half an hour now, gay couples have been marrying in California. Tenured Radical's post on the subject notes that the first gay couple married in San Fransisco will be Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon. After 50 years together, they'll be honest women. I'm impatiently clicking on west coast newspaper sites looking for photographs. Several organizations are going to be photographing weddings--look for lots of good shots to be appearing at Bilerico as the week unfolds. Bil's post at Bilerico points to streaming video from San Francisco.
Politica is reading aloud from a newspaper article quoting the website of the W.e.s.t.boro B.a.p.t.i.s.t Church. The church members are planning to travel to California to protest, using bullhorns, to shout anti-gay slurs during wedding ceremonies.
I'm sitting here feeling giddy with anticipation of the news coverage of the weddings, though. For all that Politica and I viewed our original Quaker wedding as the one with the significance, and our Vermont civil union as a political gesture, I am so moved at the thought of government recognition of relationships like mine. So moved I can't even figure out a good way to wrap up this post, which I must end now to watch the video Politica just brought up on her computer.