Although I missed this article when it appeared in the NY Times (it was my birthday, perhaps I was distracted), I thought it was worth taking the time to pass it along after the fact.
It seems that a when heterosexual couple recently tied the knot in a traditional wedding ceremony, they added a special touch. When the officiant presented the first reading, it was excerpts from a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court in the case of Goodridge v. Department of Public Health.
“Without the right to choose to marry,” the officiant, Julie Maxwell, intoned, “one is excluded from the full range of human experience.”
You may recall that the 2003 Goodrich court concluded that same-sex marriage is a legal and civil right.
I don’t want to paraphrase the article, so I’ll just refer you to it. It’s worthy of a read … and of passing on to your heterosexual friends who are planning weddings!
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