Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Still married

We lost last night. By 500,000 votes of well over 10,000,000 cast. Multiple lawsuits have been filed, in an attempt to throw out Prop 8 . We'll see if they work. There is precedent, but it's rarely invoked. The logic behind throwing out Prop 8 is there, but I don't know if the justices are there yet.

Meanwhile, I know this much: I am married. To the man of my dreams.

I have his love and support, and the love and support of my family and friends.

That's what matters.

The anger and bitterness will pass.

And I'll still be married.

Yes on 8 supporters will try, and may succeed in, revoking my marriage, along with nearly 16,000 others. It'll be heartless and soulless.

And I'll still be married, in my heart and soul.

It may be 20 years before my nieces and nephews can, if necessary, take advantage of truly bias free marriage laws in California. It may take 40 years for the rest of the nation to catch up to where California was 2 days ago.

But I'll still be married.

Because I vowed to love, honor and cherish, til death do us part. I meant it on October 12th. I mean it today, tomorrow, and for all the tomorrows Steven and I have left on this earth together. And, if we're lucky, beyond then.

I don't know what the future will bring, but I know this: we're still married.

1 comment:

  1. Of course you are still married. You two have been married for many years. Let the people of California play their games. You have a LEGAL STATE GOVERNMENT document that I signed myself saying that you and Steve are married! And like you said before, now you have the pictures too, there will never be any question as to whether or not you two are married. This fight will be won, it is the next civil rights movement of the US. The others that have come before this one one have ended happily, so now its just a matter of time and perseverance.