Actually, the stories of gay lovers who are thrilled to be able to legally marry after decades together doesn’t rob me of anything. It gives me a romantic buzz. And as an old Star Trek fan I send George Takei and Brad Altman my best regards. Here is from George’s blog…
The California Supreme Court has ruled that all Californians have a fundamental right to marry the person he or she loves. Brad and I have shared our lives together for over 21 years. We’ve worked in partnership; he manages the business side of my career and I do the performing. We’ve traveled the world together from Europe to Asia to Australia. We’ve shared the good times as well as struggled through the bad. He helped me care for my ailing mother who lived with us for the last years of her life. He is my love and I can’t imagine life without him. Now, we can have the dignity, as well as all the responsibilities, of marriage. We embrace it all heartily.
Check out the rest of it for a few words about second-class citizenship from a man who was confined to an internment camp for being Japanese-American during WWII.
As for destroying heterosexual marriage — it just makes me appreciate mine all the more when someone so eloquently praises ‘the dignity, as well as all the responsibilities, of marriage.’ Sweet.
It’s like one of those Jane Austen novels, where the couple has to outrun and outwit a barrage of social prohibitions before they can finally be together by the last page. And it’s also a vindication of the faith that love doesn’t fade as you get older. I wish I were going to the wedding.
Live long and prosper, guys.