Monday, July 4, 2011

Keeping It Real, Part II

So I know I said I was going to post fairly regularly up until my wedding anniversary, then retire the blog. However, it seems that I'm not so good at the posting regularly bit. It also seems that I'm not ready to let go yet. What is a girl to do?

For now, at least, continue to be inspired by the ladies over at A Practical Wedding.  They just wrapped up their first-ever APW Pride Week and it was great to hear from some of their same-sex couples.  I was particularly interested in this post about what male/female couples can do in their own weddings to acknowledge the current state of marriage inequality in this country.  That issue was (and continues to be!) important to Justin & I and we wanted to say something about it.  Rather than re-invent the wheel, I'll re-post my comment on that post here to let you know what we did:
We went fairly subtle with our expressions of support, but sometimes I wish we had gone bigger. A very dear friend and her wife, who had just celebrated their 2-year married-but-not-legal-in-their-state anniversary were great wedding helpers and our best man came out as bisexual less than 6 months later*. I wish we had put our feelings about marriage equality out there a bit more, if only for them. 
That being said, though, we carefully chose scripture readings that were gender-neutral, made one of our registered charities Lambda Legal, and placed the following statement in our programs, right under a memorial statement for my grandparents: 
In Solidarity
"We appreciate your support today as we join our lives together in the eyes of the law and the community. We continue to support same-sex couples who have been denied that opportunity."

*And is now engaged to his awesome boyfriend. :)

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