|Ike (my brother), me and Bill - September 27, 2012 - our Christmas card photo this year|
As of a few minutes ago, our posting on "Gay Marriage USA" has 42,670 Likes, 2,338 Comments, and 6,218 Shares. The webmaster of "Gay Marriage USA" sent me a message this morning saying our photo was the second most popular photo ever posted to their website.
A "Sergio" informed me this morning that our photo has now been published to "Occupy Borders" and that we are becoming "quite famous." Hey, finally my Fifteen Minutes of Fame!
I am working on reading all the 2,338 comments. About 30% of them are negative from the Usual Suspects, the Religious Right and the hateful homophobes. I don't respond to them but I am attempting to respond to all the positive, supportive comments.
Never in my lifetime did I dream that the relationship I have with Bill would be "accepted" so positively. Of course I always knew it was right and had always assumed that we would go to our graves living in the shadows of legitimacy. Now that there is an actual real possibility that we can be married for real, it is almost too much for me to comprehend.
Even if marriage equality doesn't happen during our lifetime it will happen for those who follow us. I am glad that Bill and I were able to do our part in furthering this fundamental human freedom of the pursuit of happiness with the one we love.
It's all good folks, all good.