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.)