Prop #8

I’m quietly rejoicing that the judge in California has overturned Proposition #8 (for the time being).  It’s a matter of fairness in my opinion.

My sister and her husband have two very good friends who are lesbians in a committed relationship.  They live in New York City, and one of the women was Robert’s graduate assistant for several years almost 10 years ago.  Both women have gone on to get their medical degrees.  They also each have a son – the boys are half-brothers – they have the same father as a donor.  The boys are 5 and 6 years old, and each one has been adopted by the other mother.  They have worked things out legally, but they have not been able to marry.  I only have a 2nd or 3rd degree of connection, but I’ve followed their lives and their difficulties through my sister.  I’m pleased that they now have even more hope that they can further normalize their lives.

I also have a Twitter/Facebook friend who lives in Southern California who married her life partner on one of the few days it was legal.  They celebrated their second anniversary yesterday, and, now, are celebrating the fact that their marriage won’t be rescinded.

I rejoice with both these couples, and with all the other gays and lesbians who are now able to legally marry.  I just with it could be done in the Presbyterian Church (USA), by an ordained minister.  Maybe this will yet come.

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