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  •  This is wonderful ... (8+ / 0-)

    For some reason I can't get this huge grin off my face... and I'm not gay... who'dathunk that equality could cause so much HAPPY?!?!?!

    When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? Eleanor Roosevelt

    by seefleur on Wed May 06, 2009 at 03:24:31 PM PDT

    •  I remember that day in (2+ / 0-)
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      realnrh, seefleur

      November 2003 when the Goodridge verdict was issued (I'm in Massachusetts).  And I remember it not quite sinking in, and then...there it was, something amazing had happened.  There was a new freedom, a kind of chains were gone, it was a shock and a new day like no other.

      I'm straight, btw, but I have a number of gay friends.  That's the day I understood what 'redemption' means in the most literal sense- that something that should not have been, and was holding life down, was no more.  That lives that could not be lived to their potential, now could.  It's indescribable as a feeling, of course, but I'm sure you know what it is!

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