|Lori and Liz
Oh, happy day! I am proud to be from the great state of New York, a state that provides equal marriage rights for all. It is incomprehensible to me that this is not in the case in all 50 states. Even you, Utah.
I don't talk politics on this blog. I'm the first to admit that I don't know enough to have an intelligent conversation about politics, and I truly believe that very few people actually do. So I just don't go there. But gay rights is something I'm quite passionate about. I have a beloved aunt (get that, Curb fans?) and many friends who are gay. I can't bear that anyone would regard these beautiful people as less deserving of the basic rights granted to heterosexuals.
Yep, the times they are a-changing. Thank God.
In the not-too-distant past, black performers weren't allows to stay in the Las Vegas hotels they performed in, gamble in the casinos, or dine or drink in the hotel restaurants and bars. They were brought in through the back door. No dressing rooms were provided for black performers, and they had to wait outside by the swimming pool between acts. There was a time in Las Vegas when hotels on the Strip would reportedly drain their swimming pools after the likes of Sammy Davis Jr. swam in them.
Hard to believe, isn't it?
Today I celebrate the union of these two beautiful women. Some make be shocked by it, or regard it with disdain, but someday society as a whole will look back and wonder why it took so long to make it right.