I’m Getting Married Today
Bronson (right) and I are off to a special location of the California clerk’s office in West Hollywood to get our marriage license today, the government’s recognition of our commitment ceremony which occurred on April 21, 2007.
My friend Melissa called last night to tell me to be prepared for the demonstrators she saw outside the Beverly Hills Courthouse. Luckily, I’m used to them by now — after having come out at age 21 to an “ultra religious” Utah family, and starting a national magazine about gay relationships — I’m used to dealing with those voices, which become [yawn] more unintelligible as the years pass.
But today is not about them. Today is about reflection and affirmation of our love and our relationship. It’s about celebration, because today, 39 long years after the Stonewall Riots, we finally have the same legal privileges and protections of every other Californian.
We are equal.