Now That We Can, Maybe We Won't

When the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, thousands took to the San Francisco streets. That day, I joined in on the mirth, and then came home to Wendy, my beloved partner of five years, beset with the glow that only a joyous mob can inspire. Here was the conversation that ensued:

Me: It was super cool! Everybody was smiling and dancing and congratulating each other. Gays, straights, kids, dogs!

Wendy (edge in her voice): Really. So what were you celebrating?

Me (queasy feeling growing in stomach): Um. What do you mean?

Wendy: You don’t even believe in marriage.

Me: It’s Marriage equality. I believe in equality, and stuff.

Wendy: (stony silence.)

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