Get Out Your Tissues & Cross Your Fingers


This afternoon, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker will publish his decision on whether to uphold or overturn the California voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8 (or the California Marriage Protection Act) that would insert language into the state constitution saying that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” Walker’s ruling is one of a number of recent decisions made by voters and governments around the world affecting the ability of same-sex couples to marry legally. Around the U.S., several states are challenging the 1996 Defense of Marriage act, both Washington DC and Mexico City legalized same-sex weddings last March, and on July 15th, Argentina became the first Latin American country to recognize same-sex marriage. Collected here are a handful of recent photos of couples in several countries, all in the process of getting married.

Click here for the article and some really and truly wonderful photos of gay couples getting married all over the world.



***UPDATE: Holla!

Eva and her partner Silvia (left) celebrate after getting married at the Benito Juarez monument in Mexico City March 14, 2010. The two were part of a group of ten same-sex couples who wed in Mexico on Sunday as Mexico City became the first Latin American city to defy religious taboos and macho stereotypes by legalizing gay marriage. (REUTERS/Eliana Aponte)


9 responses to “Get Out Your Tissues & Cross Your Fingers

  1. Absolutly beautiful pictures. Ugly spite in the comments though… I hate when they don’t put that trash behind the jump, I can’t help but read it.

  2. Kerry’s comment made me weary about clicking the link…. but I’m on my way. Let’s hope it gets overturned.

    That third picture just kills me. It’s a half sheet of paper. This is what we’re worried about? We’re worried about people loving each other, owning a half sheet of paper, filing taxes together, raising children in good homes, and sharing health insurance??? Srsly, folks.

    Why is it such a damn big deal? I have a friend, who is pretty conservative in my opinion, said this about same sex marriage, “if someone wants to be married and miserable for the rest of their lives, who am I to tell them no?”

  3. gah, I can’t wait till we come to our senses and stop with all the hating. We are seriously sometimes so slow to be nice to each other.

    *crossing everything I have and hoping CA starts the wave that brings same sex marriage to all of the USA*

  4. Papa and I were driving towards Port Townsend yesterday when when we heard the good news on NPR. What a nice way to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary! We heard the news, then I said, “Oh my, it’s our anniversary, we’ve made it 31 whole years”, at which point, Tom with only one hand on the wheel, and I with none on the wheel, did a “high five”.

  5. Don’t be ashamed. We forgot too. *Awesome marriage news on one’s marriage anniversary is a super present. I do fear all this heading toward the Supreme Court, though.
    *By the time I begin to use the word “awesome”, you know it’s on it’s way out.

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