Tears! Oceans full of happy tears!!!
Many non-straight humans in Rhode Island were granted the right to officiate their love last night, a right that is STILL denied to the majority of same sex couples the world over.
RI — which is a largely Catholic region– is now the tenth American state to legalize same sex marriage. The bill passed 56-15 in a State House vote.
House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence — who himself is gay and is pictured embracing his partner (above) — said last night:
"Democracy feels good, doesn't it? This tells me our relationship does matter. It means that we mean something."
What a happy day for humans everywhere! A day to celebrate love, tolerance, and democracy, which you know, are all pretty integral to a peaceful existence!
Here's to hoping that this latest display of acceptance and understanding sparks a wider movement towards legalizing same sex marriage in America.
Every human deserves the right to marry, regardless of what gender they prefer to snuggle in bed with at night!
[Image via AP Images.]
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