Nothing like going to sleep at night, with everything full of good news. It is amazing how, despite how much terrible crap that happens, people standing up for what is right can still make such a huge huge difference.
This is a freaking game-changer.
We were at a Stonewall Pride parade on Sunday, in our neighborhood (seriously – at the same time, everyone poured out of their homes to walk down the street, even though the weather was awful, to be there for this event), and there was a lot of hugging your neighbor encouraged. One of our cadre of friends there was told he had to hug, and say thank you, to someone else in the crowd. Turns out the guy he was directed to hug was actually at Stonewall on the night of the famous riots.
I don’t know the guy’s name, but I too, want to thank him, for standing up for what’s right. And I want to hug the four Republican senators who did the same tonight.
My twitter went absolutely bonkers tonight, everything all on the same subject. It was kind of amazing. Since twitter has been overrun with self-promoting celebrities, I read that Joy Beyhar twote that the best thing about the gay marriage law passing was the right-wingers going nuts. And I completely disagree.
The best thing about this legislation passing is that it leads to more equality, more civil rights, and overall, an expression of more love in the world. Isn’t that what we really always need?