My boss mentioned this morning that she and her wife are planning a belated honeymoon in Hawaii over Christmas, the lucky dogs! Some balmy weather and sunshine sounds mighty good to me right now. We're experiencing a cold snap. Instead of the usual unflagging drizzle, the temperatures have been plunging into the teens overnight.
It has been a year today that Washington State has recognized marriage equality.
A year ago, my girlfriend and I helped celebrate by attending a public wedding reception at the Paramount Theater downtown. I don't think I've ever been in the middle of such a deliriously happy crowd before. The open (free) bar and trays of delicious donated cupcakes certainly contributed to the festive spirit.
My girlfriend and I haven't talked about getting married yet, but now that she is "legally" a woman, I'm sure we both recognized how passage of this law affects our relationship too.
I am fortunate to live in Washington, the state where I was born and raised and plan someday to retire and die -- despite our gloomy weather, insane traffic congestion, and occasional earthquakes.