Tuesday, Not Mewsday

The good news: Melissa and I are still married.

The bad news: the California State Supreme Court has upheld Prop. 8, meaning that all gay and lesbian couples in California are now constitutionally prohibited from marrying. (To add to the injury, it was a 6-1 ruling.)

Melissa and I feel lucky to have friends, family, and coworkers who celebrate and honor our commitment to each other. Please stop and think about what you can do today (and tomorrow and next week and next month) to see that the handful of us who were able to marry in California between June 17, 2008 and November 4, 2008 are not the last.

I’ll be at tonight’s vigil with the sign I made last fall—”Knitters say K2tog: it’s a good thing.”

May 26 2009 09:33 am | Uncategorized

10 Responses to “Tuesday, Not Mewsday”

  1. Gail on 26 May 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    I was really sad to hear this news this morning. I’m glad that you and Melissa can keep your marital rights and that you’re not going to be forced to get divorced.

  2. tammy on 26 May 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    I’m just so sorry. I just don’t understand and am so disappointed.

  3. Chris on 26 May 2009 at 9:11 pm #

    Wish I was there with you both. Am missing you both and now I wish I could come home to give you both hugs. Words fail me. My love to you and all of your friends tonight. (I am happy that you and Melissa and still married!)

  4. Chris on 26 May 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    P.S. Amy Swenson knit designer and former owner of Make 1 Yarns in Calgary has a great thoughtful post on her blog today about this. Please go read it and let’s all start with small changes!


  5. Jo on 27 May 2009 at 3:22 am #

    OK – that video was a 3-tissue start to my morning & made my make-up run! However, that’s pretty minor when compared to the crappy decision that was made about Prop 8. On the good side, they’re not considering you folks who did get married during that period to now be un-married. (So – nearing your 1st anniversary, I’ll say “Pre-congrats!”) 🙂
    Keep the faith – more & more states ARE passing gay marriage laws – maybe sometime in the future California will once again be the progressive state it used to be.

  6. clarabelle on 27 May 2009 at 11:08 am #

    Me no understand. How can you be married only recently, but now you ain’t? Sorry to be dim, but it’s something to be with Cali law. Hopefully all will be resolved very soon.

  7. LW on 28 May 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    I was really sad to hear this news this morning. I’m glad that you and Melissa can keep your marital rights and that you’re not going to be forced to get divorced.

  8. Lin on 03 Jun 2009 at 7:47 am #

    Thats just not right is it? I am glad you two are still married.

  9. thea on 03 Jun 2009 at 11:31 am #

    It’s so not right – I’m baffled by CA politics. Also can’t wait to see what happens with the schools, roads, etc. when the money runs out. Hmmm.

    Perhaps you want to come to MA sometime? The cats can play in the snow and you can wear your great hat pattern all winter long 🙂

    Hope you are well otherwise – happy knitting and cats and warm sunshine and beach, Thea

  10. Katie J on 15 Jun 2009 at 6:52 am #

    This sucks. But here’s the thing…it’s gonna happen. Every state in the country is going to have to figure it out sooner or later. Why? Because it’s wrong to keep people from marrying who love each other. It’s wrong like keeping women from voting was wrong. It’s wrong like not allowing interracial couples to marry. It’s wrong. Plain and simple. My mom and her partner live in Michigan where they changed the constitution and someday that will change. Why? Because they’re wrong.

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