Our Turn!



Today I had the pleasure of visiting Cambridge City Hall twice.

The first time was at 9:30am with a lovely couple from Pennsylvania in town for the Vows package.

The second time was at 7:30pm with Jen.  We went to Cambridge because a) it was the first city in the first state in the entire United States to issue legal marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples; and b) great tip - because it's open late on Monday nights.  :-)

Jen's most powerful moment was when she wrote down what will be her new last name: Coveney-Smith.

My most powerful moment was finally standing and filling out the paperwork that I've helped dozens of couples fill out.  Confession that even though I've helped others go through this process, I still had some cross-outs on my form.

It's so exciting - we are about 32 days away, unbelievable!  The response cards are still coming in, still waiting to hear from many cousins and aunts and uncles from around the world.  I have to admit that planning my own wedding has made me more empathetic than ever towards my clients and their own emotional journey.  Marriage equality is such a beautiful thing - and so is love, of course.

We had our photo taken under a large banner inscribed with a portion of the Goodridge ruling.  It's finally our turn to be a part of history.  And yes, I do believe that gay marriages are still making history.

Last night was our date night and on the walk home, we saw a rainbow and took a photo.  Surely this must be a good sign...

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