Yesterday my home state passed legislation granting same sex couples the right to marry.
I got the news as I was dropping my roommate off at the airport to catch a redeye home for the holidays, and it suddenly occurred to me that he’ll be going back to a very different state than the one I left eight years ago. Because for the first time in history, marriage equality was passed by popular vote, not a court ruling. Which is huge. It means that in order for the legislation to pass, a majority of my family, friends, neighbors, the people I grew up with all had to believe that marriage is a fundamental right that should be granted to all citizens.
All I can say is, eff yes.
And the most amazing part is that it wasn’t just Maine that made history last night. Maryland did too. And the outlook for Washington was pretty positive before I went to bed.
Shit is changing guys. Not fast enough, but faster than I ever thought I’d see. And closer to home than I ever expected. And I just hope this means we’re coming closer to being able to throw some national confetti one day soon.
Photo by me, from a wedding I photographed back home this summer