Marriage Equality has finally made it to the halls of the Supreme Court. It seems like it has taken forever. In recent reality, it has been a decade of two steps forward and three steps back… progress has been slow but surprisingly steady and I am pleased to see it.
Equality is defined as the state of being equal especially in status, rights and opportunities. Seriously, how does any of that get in the way of anyone else’s rights and opportunities? Go SCOTUS! Let’s hope they can reach a fair and gentle decision soon.
Portland’s Courthouse is right downtown in the middle of some of our most interesting architecture and it is at it’s prettiest in the fall. Last Friday, on Halloween, I met with Michelle and Heather at one of the parks nearby. Joined by about a dozen family members, we spent some time taking care of family shots in the fading light. Then the three of us took a photo sort of stroll around the block for some personal portraits… the two of them giggling and smiling the entire time. By the time we got back to the courthouse, it was time to go through the security dance and head upstairs to wait for the judge. Nerves were starting to show and these two propped each other up… thankfully the judge was very kind and the wait was pretty short. I saw a lot of love in that courtroom… these two were well married.
I know a lot of people believe that a courthouse wedding isn’t as good somehow but that’s just not the case. These two young women had decided early on that the whole wedding circus wasn’t that big a deal to them. The three hours I spent with them proved to be a very sweet day indeed. ;0)
Big wedding, little wedding… let’s talk about it, ok?