Saturday, July 16, 2011
Witnessing Change: Civil Unions
Today, I witnessed history.
I went to my courthouse and stood on the lawn with many others to witness history in the making. It was the first civil union ceremony for my county! Ten same-sex couples were able to apply for civil union licenses for the first time in this county, and I was there to witness it and cheer it on.
Equality is a basic concept that this country was founded on, and yet we still have so far to go to get everyone on the same level. I'm so glad that I was able to witness the beginning baby steps today! I was able to witness something happen that I've always believed should be happening.
It was truly a unique and memorable experience...it was inspiring and something I won't soon forget. The photo above is of myself, my friend Will and Melissa of So About What I Said! It was a beautiful day, a beautiful ceremony, and beautiful step in the right direction.