Hooray! It’s August 1, and same sex marriage is legal in Minnesota!
I think this is the perfect day to share one of my favorite photos I’ve taken all year:
This was taken back on May 14, right before Governor Dayton signed into law the bill that brought marriage equality to Minnesota. My friend (and boss) Craig and I walked down to the public signing after work. As we walked toward the gathering crowd, I quickly snapped a picture of Craig in front of the crowd.
As we listened to the speeches, I realized how happy I was to be standing there with Craig. When Joseph and I got married, Craig was one of the readers at our wedding. (Fun detail: our first date had been to see our mutual friend Craig in a play. What play? “The Triumph of Love.” Win.) There was no question about wanting him to be part of the event, but I was also very aware that we were asking him to be part of a ceremony recognizing our relationship when the same option wasn’t available to him. So this spring, the fact that I was standing next to Craig gave me one more reason to cry tears of joy and happiness.
Happy marriage equality, Minnesota.