They believe that their grandson has a right to his 70 years. But with each day that my husband and I are denied the immediate comprehension and understanding that the word "marriage" provides, it's unlikely that we'll be able to break their record.
This week I talked with producer Josh Rosenzweig and director Keren Aronoff about their new documentary, Pride & Groom, which commemorates the first anniversary of marriage equality in the state of New York and comprises four one-hour specials.
Getting married did not make our love stronger, nor did attesting it to some random judge and a ragtag assortment of family make it more meaningful. We knew we were exploiting the privileges of heterosexuality.
I am incredibly proud to congratulate Washington State Representative Pedersen and Senator Murray on the day Governor Gregoire signed the bill into law, and welcome them into the next stage of the fight for marriage equality.
Jumping the Broom was one of the best examples of blacks to buck the status quo in the pursuit of what was right. In legalizing same-sex marriage, New York State has also done the right thing and will allow many more to jump the broom into full equality.
Tomorrow, NY will join Massachusetts as one of six states that recognize same-sex couples' right to marry, and our country comes a step closer to ensuring that every person is free to marry whomever they love.
It did not surprise me that "my" governor said that he would not sign a marriage equality bill. In fact, I like clarity. It tells us that the legislative path to marriage equality in New Jersey is closed. This leads us to the second path to marriage equality. The courts.
Last night's vote for marriage equality in N.Y. was a true bipartisan effort, with Democratic and Republican state senators coming together to support the simple proposition that every New Yorker should be able to marry the person they love. But our work is not done.
Loving among two consenting adults that want to make a life-long commitment to one another must be recognized as a vital personal right, protected under the law, one that should be blessed and honored by the Church.