Ruminations to follow. Today, a nod to a herstory-making moment in the LGBT Civil Rights Movement.
Whether or not you’re unmitigatedly pro-marriage, as an institution; even if you believe that federal rights and protections for all LGBT people would be best served by expansion of the federal Civil Rights Act to include us; even if you ultimately believe that all forms of family and relationship deserve necessary legal and financial recognitions and protections, it’s still hard not to feel this day as a movement milestone.
- San Francisco Chronicle online (SFGate) coverage, by Rachel Gordon: Couple of 55 years tie the knot â€“ again
- New York Times coverage, by Jesse McKinley: Same-Sex Marriages Begin in California
- The Bilerico Project coverage, by Karen Ocamb: I Do! California Performs Same-Sex Marriage
- More Bilerico Project coverage: Special California Marriage Photos, with more articles below
- Flickr photos tagged with “Same Sex Marriage” and “Gay Marriage” (queer Trekkies ought to look for Brett White’s images of George Takai, best known as Sulu, in the batch from City of West Hollywood’s photostream â€“ Live long and prosper, indeed!)
- Box Turtle Bulletin coverage, by Jim Burroway: Our Godmothers Exchange Vows
- People for the American Way’s Guestbook for Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon
- People For the American Way’s Myths and Facts sheet (really simple & useful talking points)
[Later note, on Wednesday, June 18: SFGate coverage of Day One around the bay: Wedding bells still ringing for gay and lesbian couples around California. Hell’s bells, they even have a whole page dedicated to rounding up their same-sex marriage coverage. Okay, last peanut gallery remark: You know what I thought when I saw this picture? Yep. “Nice suit.”]