Way to go, California — today is the big day:
SAN FRANCISCO—It is either the end of the beginning, or the beginning of the end, depending on your point of view. After weeks of preparation—and for many couples, years of waiting—at 5:01 p.m. today, at the close of business, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will preside over the wedding ceremony of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, a lesbian couple who have been partners more than 50 years. When they exchange vows, Martin, 87, and Lyon, 83, who have been together since they moved into a Castro Street apartment on Valentine’s Day in 1953, will become the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the state.
It’s a good day.
And it’s pathetic that religious fundamentalists have nothing better to do than torment two women who have been together since the 1950s, and try to strip rights away from all the other average people in this country who are only looking to marry the person they love.
But today, congratulations, California. You done good.