Monday, August 18, 2008

The happy couple

Mazel tov, Ellen and Portia! America's most famous lesbian couple (if not the entire world's) officially, legally tied the knot Saturday evening in an intimate ceremony at the couple's home in Beverly Hills. Only 20 family members and friends attended and while I feel a little yick about posting what are clearly paparazzi photos taken with a gianormous high-power lens, I do so because it's impossible to deny the love radiating off those two.

Since California began performing legal gay marriages in June, couples have said “I do” in droves. That one simple act is revolutionary in its ordinariness. We all want to love and be loved. We all hope to find the person to be ours until death do us part. And we all want that relationship to be recognized and accepted by our family, neighbors and government. So the more America (and the world) sees happy, healthy, perfectly normal gay and lesbian couples making a legal, lifelong commitment to one another, the less revolutionary and the more ordinary it will become. Which, after all, is how it should be. So congratulations, Ellen and Portia. May your lives together be happy and long and extraordinary. And thank you for making it all seem just a little more ordinary for the rest of us.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

congrats to Ellen + Portia!

I am very envious, as gay marriage is not legal here in austria and I would so love to marry my girlfriend of more than 7 years...

;) babs

babs said...

mazel tov. If that's the right term for a marriage and not just a bat mitzvah.

But, yay, them.

Jul said...

I'm never sure how Ellen scored that hot piece...but hey,she's got bucks, and from what I hear, wicked talents in the sack.

I'd like to think that's how I landed my hot younger gf too...

Renee "Lesberita" Gannon said...

I absolutely love their outfits, too. Portia's pretty pink dress and Ellens white-with-pink-accents suit. The two outfits are so complimentary just like their relationship. I really really really really really really hope they last. :)

Jdancer8 said...

I have to agree how you can just see the love radiating around them....My partner and I will be getting "married" this fall in WI (where its still highly illegal --gag--) so instead we have been asked to call it a commitment ceremony---I look at California as just another step closer to the day when it wont be an issue of legal or illegal....just an issue of love.

ps---its ok for the pap photos---those happy images should be seen by everyone :o)

IndigoSunMoon said...

I am so happy for them, and they both look beautiful! Maybe they will do a spread for People mag, or one of the other mags. I would love to see some really nice photos!!!
Connie

Anonymous said...

congratulation.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! i wish u the best always