Friday, March 28, 2014

My Weekend Crush

Raise your teacup. Marriage equality is the law of the land in the United Kingdom. At the stroke of midnight, like a freaking Disney movie, same-sex marriage became legal in Britain. (England and Wales, at least. Scotland starts later this year. And Northern Ireland, well. Yeah.) The UK adds to the 15 countries who now recognize same-sex marriage – Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and Uruguay. Yeah. Kind of ridiculous screaming, “We’re No. 1!” now isn’t it, America?

Anyway, grumbles aside, what I love about each new country, each new state, each new couple who gets to experience the simple equality of love is how truly, deeply, madly joyous it all is. I mean, if you can’t be happy at a wedding, then you truly aren’t worthy of being a human being, are you? Three cheers for love. Happy weekend, all.

p.s. Just click on the Vine to make the cheering stop looping, in case you were getting too verklempt.

5 comments:

Helena said...

Totally agree , happy for every country joining the list - and so ,so proud of South Africa :)

Carmen SanDiego said...

Go England and Wales! So happy for you!
Yeah, SCOTUS could have put America on that list with the Prop 8 case but...
Well, maybe with all the cases coming thru the pipeline after the DOMA decision. Thank you once again, Edith Windsor. You will always be person of the year for me, no matter what the Advocate says

Anonymous said...

Nice that the Conservative Prime Minister tweeted congrats too. See right-wing America: you can indeed be a conservative and not a hater.

adAstra said...

I'm not "the marrying type" and yet seeing marriage joy all over others' faces makes me weepy. C'mon, US, let's get it together, I want more tear-worthy weddings of everyone who wants one.

Teh_Woo said...

Being from Northern Ireland is embarrassing at times. Many of our politicians are forever harping on about how we're part of the UK and all kinds of British and whatnot...but god forbid we should follow the rest of the UK and let gays have any rights at all.