Marriage equality spreads to New York today.  This is good news.  Yet, my thoughts are wide ranging.  Hope, especially.  Sadness and anger and regret, too.   Watching the film “Milk” and remembering moments earlier this evening.  Aware that my own state takes steps forward and back so quickly in the movements towards civil rights.  Recognizing the complexities of my own marriage which would be outlawed by bigots, and illegal just a generation ago.  Acknowledging that I am afforded a lot of privilege as an agent of the state in solemnizing wedding ceremonies…but not for everyone.  The politics are not distant and abstract.  It’s a part of everyday.

One more step….May wisdom and justice prevail.

Writing Prompt:   Love means…


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