Today marks five years that same sex couples have been allowed to marry in the state of Massachusetts. Over 10,000 couples have taken advantage of it.
There were riots predicted, along with all the usual bigoted language regarding straight marriage. None of the predictions happened.
The Cambridge city hall opened at midnight to issue licenses. The result was wonderful, with an impromptu block party thrown by the residents near city hall. A local baker produced a cake. There was literally dancing in the streets.
As most of you know, the universe hasn't ended. Earlier this week there was a public celebration with several politicians standing around as the couple that were issued the first license cut a cake.
One of the more interesting points in the local press coverage: A claim that same sex couples contributed over 100 million to the states economy.
We have a personal connection, my cousin Karen finally got to marry her partner of many years, Nell. Tomorrow we will ring bells to honor the event.