Monday, June 16, 2008

Brings a tear to my eye (UPDATED).

SAN FRANCISCO—It is either the end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end, depending on your point of view. After weeks of preparation—and for many couples, years of waiting—at 5:01 p.m. today, at the close of business, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will preside over the wedding ceremony of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, a lesbian couple who have been partners more than 50 years. When they exchange vows, Martin, 87, and Lyon, 83, who have been together since they moved into a Castro Street apartment on Valentine’s Day in 1953, will become the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the state.

Sniff.

OMG more sniff. You have to go look at the picture.

7 comments:

  1. It's about damn time. Awesome.

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  2. It brings a tear to my eye too. I have never understood the objections to this because I fail to see who is harmed by it or how it could possibly be wrong.

    I'm excited for Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon and heartbroken they have been denied this right for so long.

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  3. Well, and the fact that some people spend all their time and energy persecuting folks who just want the same rights as everyone else...it's so hateful I can't wrap my mind around it.

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  4. I saw this yesterday, too, and the picture totally brought a little tear to my little eye.

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  5. michelle/weaker vessel6/18/08, 8:45 AM

    OMG ME TOO!!! Just my luck that my PMS would coincide with a huge historic breakthrough in equality and shit.

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  6. Seriously. I just spouted tears. Yay for these lovebirds.

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  7. Is it a ridiculous understatement to say it's about fucking time?! That photo is insanely sweet. I'm feeling all misty at my desk.

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