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Marriage

May15

Nesko and I have been dating each other for about ten years and have lived together for almost four years, not counting all the times he’d “stay the night” (read: come over and not leave for a week or so) before we signed a lease together. We got engaged a few months before moving in together and then didn’t really rush towards getting married. We’d been together for so long and felt so complete as it was, that we didn’t see the need (other than for legal reasons) to get married. We were already committed to each other.

But then we did get married, and even though we both expected everything to be the same, it wasn’t. We were nervous before the ceremony, we were giddy during it, ecstatic after. We both walked around for a month or so after just giggling from time to time and calling each husband and wife because we could. I still get a thrill out of looking over at Nesko and seeing not my boyfriend, not my fiance, but my husband. It’s exciting and cool and awesome.

And gay folks in California can now have the same exciting, cool, and awesome marriage feeling.

That’s right. California has finally declared gay marriage legal. Hopefully the rest of the country will soon follow.

“…(R)etaining the designation of marriage exclusively for opposite sex couples and providing only a separate and distinct designation for same-sex couples may well have the effect of perpetuating a more general premise – now emphatically rejected by this state – that gay individuals and same-sex couples are in some respects “second-class citizens” who may, under the law, be treated differently from, and less favorably than, heterosexual individuals or opposite-sex couples,” the opinion authored by Chief Justice Ronald M. George said.

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