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  •  We'll be rejoicing & dancing with you! (2+ / 0-)
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    The Marti, rejoice

    Congratulations & don't forget to post some dancing pix!  

    I'm hopeful that someday more Floridians will see the light so my sisters-in-law can get married.  They've had a commitment ceremony, which is all we can do here, although at least some counties let you file a "domestic partnership" so they can at least own a house together and things like that.  But all the legal hassles they had to go through for my nephew's "other mother" to legally adopt him, in case something happened to his birth mom was crazy.  They had to relocate to San Francisco for a year after he was born, since gay people can foster children, but not adopt children here - not even their own.  It's so ignorant...

    I love my nephew and his 2 moms to pieces, as much as I love my other sister-in-law, her husband and my niece.  They are all my family and we're not even related by blood - they are my ex-husband's sisters and their spouses.  But my two sisters-in-law are my son's aunts and they are very close in age (my ex's half sisters).  The 3 of them are more like siblings than aunts and nephew.  Now he has 3 aunts and an uncle (or another sister and a brother) and 2 little cousins.  

    We danced at their ceremony / wedding and they all danced at my son's wedding.  

    Dancing in celebration with the ones you love is the best of gifts we can give each other.  

    Mazel Tov!

    "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential." - Barack Obama

    by Ricochet67 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 05:34:27 AM PST

    •  parenting and discrimination (0+ / 0-)

      Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear about the struggles your sisters-in-law have gone through! Even in the relatively accepting state of Mass, the legal rights associated with parenting are still a big concern of mine. I can't imagine how hard it must have been for them to uproot themselves and have to deal with that innate bigotry in the law. How sad, and what a show of strength on their part that they managed it anyway.

      I hope very much that loving family and friends like you (and off in the distance, the rest of us in the progressive community) can help them get closer to the full rights they're due!

      And hurray for dancing -- it's one of life's greater joys, I think. :)

      Thank you!

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