Post # 1
Inspired by the beautiful “Mrs & Mrs” post…
In the days following the legalizing of same sex marriage in NYC, I saw dozens of images of LOVE. Some of them made me smile, some of them made me cry, but all of them made me proud. Proud to be part of the generation that pushed open the doors to acceptance and equality and the realization that love doesn’t always look the same.
While a number of hateful individuals believe that gay marriage ruins the “sanctity” of straight marriages (whatever the hell that means), I actually feel BETTER about marrying my future husband in a state that recognizes the fact that love knows no gender.
I wonder if any of those people could actually look through dozens of images of love without reconsidering their beliefs. Maybe they’ve just never known a gay person before. Maybe they just need to know their beliefs are based on misconceptions and fear.
So post your favorite image/s of same-sex marriage! Even if it changes ONE person’s mind, it will be worth your time to post 🙂
Post # 3
I would love to post to this but I think the pics I have would violate privacy… it is such a great thread though! I hope it gets some love!
This wedding looks amazing!!
Post # 4
That last one makes me tear up every single time. 🙂
Post # 5
@jjmomma: oh my GOSH – what I wouldn’t give to have been on THAT guestlist!!!
I say this half joking, half serious – but what would be better for the economy than 50 states having gay weddings!?!?
Post # 7
EVery single one of these pics makes me happy, but especially 12 and 60. This was the day that same sex unions were legalized in New York
Post # 8
I love #7 because you can tell Mayer Bloomberg (who had just officiated the wedding of two of his office aides) is all choked up too 🙂
Post # 9
@SandyThePoet: gahhh that link just made me burst into tears! ESP #60!
Post # 10
@SandyThePoet: These are great! You can feel the emotion coming through the pictures 🙂
Post # 11
and an amazing pic of some amazing ladies
Post # 12
Someone I was friends with in high school (now facebook friends) got married recently…the photos are beautiful and really touching. I hope that it’s okay to share them. If nothing else, I guess it advertises his very talented photographer. 🙂
Post # 13
@judithsr: um the forhead kiss picture totally melted my heart!
Post # 14
I LOVE this thread! It just takes looking at one picture or seeing one video to confirm to me that love can happen between ANY two people, not just men and women. All these pictures are so beautiful.
And, I know that they’re famous and stuff… but Portia and Ellen’s wedding video does it to be EVERY time:
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Post # 15
I love this thread!! im at work balling because im so happy!!!
Post # 16
aww wow – I’d seen pictures but never the video, this is great.
(and thanks everyone else too!!)