I am thrilled and overjoyed by the news that Minnesota is poised to become the 12th state that allows gay couples the right to marry. I actually saw the news on Instagram first, as my cousin Anne posted a photo congratulating Minnesota on the huge leap in the right direction.
I was obviously thrilled about this, but there were a few things that kind of made me chuckle.
I think it's so indicative of the times. I didn't see the news on the news, or even on the internet. I didn't even see it on traditional social media (Facebook, Twitter, a blog, etc). I saw it on a photo-sharing site. The hashtags labeling the post were #equality and #loveislove. Totally apropos.
I was absolutely pleased when I saw the news, but I won't say that I was all that fired up by it. I recognize that it's a significant victory, but it all just seems so inevitable now. If you don't agree with gay marriage, you are on the wrong side of history.