Wednesday, November 30, 2005

being married is the best!

I love it! I love being married. We got married a little over four months ago and it has been the best thing I've ever done. There was no talk of 'ball and chain' or any of that at our wedding (if you feel that way, why get married?). We had a reading from the Goodridge MA Supreme Court decision. It is such a beautifully written decision- and I'm not one of those people who was in love with law school and swooned over the casebooks.

We excerpted the parts of the decision talking about how marriage comes with rights and responsibilities, and how it's a privilege. Then we went to the part about how people of different races could not marry in the US for the bulk of this country's history. And how 'that history availed not' upon the Loving v. Virginia and Perez v. California decisions (fairly recent- the 1960s!!). So having the Goodridge reading was our way of acknowledging the pain and hard work of those interracial couples who have (quite recently) gone before us, and also our way of supporting those who cannot marry today.