I know I haven’t written for a while. Sorry about that. Eventually I’ll give you a post talking about the things going on in my life.
But not today.
Today, this post is for anyone out there who feels more comfortable than they did yesterday. This post is for anyone out there–gay, straight, or otherwise– who feels like rejoicing. I don’t know all of you. But if there’s someone out there who thought they’d never be allowed to marry for love because of societal taboos– then tonight I raise a glass for you. Tonight, I’m going to celebrate every engagement announcement that’s never been sent out because the relationship wasn’t allowed to get that far. I’m going to celebrate every wedding that we didn’t get to know about, but that happened secretly behind closed doors or within quiet hearts– every single wedding that was only allowed to happen behind tear-filled eyes. Because there has always been love, but some people never felt safe to express it. Tonight, I’m going to honor the relationships– past, present and future– that some people still don’t think deserved to be honored. Because I’ve been allowed to celebrate my love every day for the past five years, and I’ll be damned if I don’t think that other people’s relationships deserve the same openness.
I don’t know all of you. I don’t know if there’s anyone out there that I should be toasting tonight. But I’m going to do it, anyway. There might be some of you that I know really well who have struggled in their own mind and their own skin for years because they didn’t know what was “right” and they hid it from everyone– even themselves. Maybe today you still feel like that, but I hope, at least, that the actions of the Supreme Court made you a little less afraid of those feelings. Tonight, I’ll raise a glass for you, too.
Here’s to love. To happiness. And to one more step forward.