Saturday, September 8, 2012

Today I celebrate a union

I should be in Albany today.  I really wish I could be there.  Two of my friends are getting married at the Wunsapana Llama Farm where they met.

Altamont, NY
I've never been to a wedding in a llama farm.  And I've never been to a wedding where the couple looks like this:

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.


Carmel said...

That's lovely Linda. Congrats to the beautiful couple.

Tender Heart Bear said...

Congrats to the couple.

I agree with you as long as the people love each other why should anyone else care. I am not against same sex marriages. I think it is great in some states they can get married. I pray it will last a very long time for them.

Taradharma said...

yay for the happy couple! finding and keeping love is one of the trickiest things on the planet -- many blessings to them!

Your Vegas stories are a stark reminder of how hateful and fearful humans can be.

I hope that one day, same sex marriages will really become legitimate with Federal recognition. Until then, spouses still don't have all the rights (like SS death benefits) that hetero marriages have. Spread the word!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Isn't it great? Tara, you're right--federal recognition is needed. In time, sister... we're sure to be heading in that direction.