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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It's about time!

As of yesterday, California began performing and recognizing same-sex marriages. The first couple to wed in San Fransisco was a couple that has been together for more than 50 years. Del Martin, 87, and Phyllis Lyon, 84 got married. They actually married back in '04 during the brief window when CA said same-sex marriages were legal... only to later have that union invalidated.

These two women are an example of perserverence. They are an example that love can triumph and that committment can last. For more than 50 years they've shared their lives and been partners. That's all I can hope for my husband and I - that we reach the 50 year mark with as much tenacity and love as those women.

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5 What people are saying:

Blogger surviving myself rambles...

I read about that, a great story.

Okay - New York, let's get with it.

6/18/2008 12:08:00 PM

 
Blogger Melissa rambles...

Chris - Word. At least we're going to recognize marriages
(no matter what the genders of the spouses are) from all states. That's a step in the right direction.

6/18/2008 03:38:00 PM

 
Blogger Caroline rambles...

I have a special place in my heart for heterosexuals that openly support rights for gays/lesbians. Thank you.

6/18/2008 03:45:00 PM

 
Blogger Lynilu rambles...

I don't see what the big deal is. People should be able to marry whomever they choose!!

On the other hand, as one who will probably not marry again, I wonder why (except for legal protection) people strive for "marriage" when the divorce rate is over 50%.

But that being said,it's a matter of choice, one that everyone should have, regardless. Telling one couple they cannot marry because they are *both* male/female is as ridiculous as the old laws that said people couldn't marry because they were *different* (black & white)!! Hello??? We can't be married because we are alike and we can't be married because we are different?

6/18/2008 07:01:00 PM

 
Blogger Retro Girl rambles...

I agree...it's about time.
All people deserve the same rights, the same considerations....This should've been approved on a national level as far as I am concerned.

Their story is inspirational that true love, patience and devotion endures....and we should NEVER give up on our dreams.

6/20/2008 04:09:00 PM

 

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