Friday, June 28, 2013

and the laws

A lot of talk has been going on this week about rulings that the US Supreme Court has handed out about legislating marriage (among other things) and I mostly stay quiet on it. Not because I don't have anything to say, but because I don't feel 100% comfortable engaging in a discussion about the nitty gritty of another country's laws.

Also, I'm lucky. Governments don't legislate against my marriage. It fits even the most conservative ideas of what marriage should be, even if the parties involved aren't particularly conservative. It also happens that same sex marriage has been legal in Canada since I was in high school, so I've never had to weigh my desire to get married versus making a statement to my government with my refusal to marry.

But as all this progress has come south of the border, heavily on my mind has been this:


And how lucky I am to have been able to spend time in the place where that happened. Possibly extra special because it's my husband who found that notice and got super excited about it and took pictures.

Also? One of the best weddings I've ever been to was between two ladies. Who have an awesome marriage and only reinforce to me that everyone should have this right.

What's happening in the States isn't perfect, but it is progress and I am happy to be hearing about it.

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  1. It always makes me a little bit proud that my hometown (and the site of my own, also rather conservatively defined marriage), was on the vanguard of what I hope is becoming a trend among western nations :)

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    1. I felt super honoured to have been able to be attend the space where that happened.

      Strangely, the reason we were there was that this church was an inexpensive option when my friends were event planning. How are people not banging down their doors to host their weddings?

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