February 29, 2004

This photo (courtesy of him) from the San Francisco gay marriages moves me more than I can put into words. E.S. and I aren’t there yet, but I must confess that little fantasies are popping up in my head, and I’m not always as quick to squelch them as I might be.

Let’s just hope our Stepford Government doesn’t manage to ruin the whole thing before I can say “I do” to somebody.

I mean, I’ve said “I do” to any number of men in response to any number of questions, few if any of which are suitable for repetition in polite company, but you know what I mean.

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10 Responses to This photo (courtesy of him)

  1. iMark says:

    I like this photo too. It could be partly the kilt, but I think it’s just the fact they look so darned happy 🙂

    In fact, they all look happy. How can anyone believe that trying to deny people this sort of joy is in anyway a positive step?

  2. Campbell says:

    Re The Kilt – I know, it is just too amazing. My countrymen have come a long way baybeh! ” The Clansmen Are Doing It for Themselves”

  3. Jalal says:

    They are both South Asians. And they are wearing Shalwar Kameez. That is so cute. This reminds me that I can get married wearing a Sherwani. Cool.

  4. Jeff says:

    For some reason, all of this has been making me think of the most innocuous thing from the movie “Desperately Seeking Susan,” when Roberta’s husband is fighting with the housekeeper for the shopping bag that Roberta gave her from the shop where she bought Susan’s jacket: the name of the shop on the side of the bag is “Love Saves the Day.”

    It does, doesn’t it?

  5. While I think I would eventually like to marry (again) I doubt that it will ever happen with my current BF. Hmmm.

  6. Convivia says:

    Our friends Stuart and John were part of the first wave of gay marriages! Yay!

  7. I like that some people actually took the time to dress up for the wedding. It shows that they take this new opportunity seriously as opposed to just trying to make a statement.

  8. Ayse says:

    My friend Stevem took a lot of photos down at City Hall on 2/14. The one he has on his home page (now) is my fave. But maybe that’s my thing about boys in cowboy hats.


  9. hot toddy says:

    Hey, it’s happening here in Portland today too!

  10. jason says:

    I posted an entry about this issue a couple of days after it all started in SF. The responses and comments I received were mixed. Everything from Jeff’s comments which were in favor, to others who were much less excited about the whole idea, to say the least.
    Personally, I was glad to see the photos of the couples receiving their marriage licenses, and it’s confirmed my feelings on the whole matter. Is gay marriage something I support in my church? The answer is “No”, and for my own reasons. Do I believe in free agency and that my beliefs aren’t necessarily your beliefs, “Yes”. However, I would hope that gay couples get over the notion that they require a piece of paper to validate their commitment to their spouse. But then again, that’s just me. I’m not gay. I don’t plan on being gay. So I wouldn’t understand some of the reasoning behind wanting to have my relationship accepted by the masses. I just hope that after all of this, the federal govt. doesn’t come in and squash it.


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