Check this out! I am only now getting my shit together; I've been crying happy tears for a couple of minutes, now. Seriously, it is so very sweet and also exhilarating.
*pumping fist in the air, triumphantly*
In case you hadn't heard, or don't keep an ear to this issue quite as obsessively as I do, the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on same-sex marriage.
While it is a victory, in many ways it is two steps forward and one step back. Until the federal government recognizes and defends same-sex marriages/civil unions and with all of the same rights (not privileges!!) as heteronormative* marriages, there will always be heartbreaking situations for gay families were their rights are without protection.
Terrance, over at the Republic of T., has some wonderfully articulate and well thought-out posts about how complicated gay marriage is in actuality. I have some specific posts of his in mind, but I am having a hard time finding them right now. I'll update with links in a bit.
* I love, love, love the term "heteronormative marriage," not because I love heteronormative marriage as such, but because the term illustrates so very, very much and interests the hell out of me. I am working on a long, sometimes inarticulate, post about it.