Stunned, yet prompted to pay tribute to my beloved . Speechless, yet babbling in unexpected joy. Tearful, yet raising my glass to a new union.
Forgive me, Gentle Readers, as my typing betrays the exuberance of the day. My pinched nerve (fie to any discomfort) limits my ability to both focus and type. But October 10 is now a spectacular day on humanity’s calendar of milestones.
As of this afternoon, same-sex marriage is now legal in North Carolina. “Who’da thunk it?”
U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn changed our lives in one historic moment with the final and resolute sweep of his ink pen.
“This is a historic day for freedom and equality in North Carolina,” said Jennifer Rudinger, Executive Director of the ACLU of North Carolina. “Thousands of North Carolinians are now able to marry the person they love and receive the dignity and legal security that comes with having that marriage recognized in their home state. For countless couples and their children, this victory is nothing short of life-changing.”
Huzzah. Huzzah. Shalom, friends. The future awaits.
(All three images are by the fabulously nostalgic, playful, romantic Felix D’Eon, Mexico City.)