Now that Delaware has passed the Marriage Equality Bill, I am planning our wedding.
Bill wants a small, private affair. I would like something a little more festive but I'll go along with Bill's wishes.
My co-worker Monica tells me that the Sussex County Delaware justice of the peace makes house calls. This is perfect. The new law comes into effect July 1st. Our 49th anniversary is July 3rd. I'll try and make arrangements to have him stop over here at Casa Tipton-Kelly to perform the marriage nuptials. We'll get married in the back yard, next to our birch tree planter oval.
Yesterday our good friends Jack and Judy were over for lunch. They have agreed to be our witnesses. Perfect.
|Jack and Judy and me at the site of my July wedding to Bill Kelly|
Now I have to decide what kind of wedding rings that we will exchange. Do I do diamond bands or just a plain gold band? I already have so many rings, something will have to go because I will wear my wedding band.
This is still all like a dream in my head. Doesn't seem like this is really happening.
Even though the Supreme Court appears to making a very narrow ruling in the two upcoming marriage equality suites before them, that doesn't discourage me. I know that eventually the rest of the country, including the Supreme Court will catch up with the majority of the republic and history and realize that a loving a committed relationship like ours deserves the same respect, dignity and protections accorded to other Americans.
The time has come folks, a dream comes true.