Congratulations to all the happy couples in Canada and now San Francisco!
“You can’t imagine what it’s like from a distance. Straight or gay, visitors get teary when they walk inside City Hall, where the meaning of what Newsom did is huge and palpable. It’s always struck me as vaguely homophobic, the insistence on how “normal” these couples are, but that really is what hits you in person. Sure, there are drag queens in the line waiting for marriage licenses, and plenty of old-fashioned flannel-shirted lesbians. But there are also 50-something men in bad suits and women in Prada; there are women in wheelchairs and interracial couples; and there are children everywhere, kids doing homework sitting on the floor as they wait for their parents’ turn to get married. These are families already, and once you see them you know: There’s really no going back.”
Joan Walsh in Salon.com