Sunday, December 09, 2012

Quote of the Day

We have few occasions in life to be witness to extraordinary history. This is one of those days. Today same-sex couples in Washington are getting married under a law approved by the voters. For the first time in the United States, their marriage is legal not because of actions by legislatures or courts but because their equal rights were affirmed by their peers across the state at the ballot box. That shift is momentous.

. . . As my own daughters taught me, this is indeed the civil rights issue of our time. There will come a time when, across our country, the ability to marry the person you love will not be an issue. Future generations will look back and wonder why we ever denied this basic human right. We can't rest until that moment. . . .

– Gov. Chris Gregoire
"On Being Witness to History"
The Huffington Post
December 9, 2012

Related Off-site Links:
Washington Gay Marriage Law Takes Effect – Rachel La Corte (HuffPost Gay Voices, December 9, 2012).
Poll: Plurality Supports Gay Marriage – James Hohmann (, December 9, 2012).
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Gay Marriage Cases – Liz Goodwin (Yahoo! News, December 7, 2012).
Risk to Same-Sex Marriage "Very Great" in Supreme Court – Adam Serwer (Mother Jones, December 7, 2012).
George Will: "Quite Literally, the Opposition to Gay Marriage is Dying" – George Stephanopoulos (ABC News, December 9, 2012).
Roman Catholic Bishops Call for Prayers Against Marriage Equality – Dan Rafter (HRC Blog, December 7, 2012).
Catholic Gregoire Shares 'Personal Journey' to Supporting Same-Sex Marriage – Joel Connelly (, January 6, 2012).
New Polls Highlight Catholic, National Support for Marriage Equality – Sunnivie Brydum (The Advocate, December 6, 2012).
Why Do So Many Catholics Support Marriage Equality? Blame the Catholic Imagination – Jamie L. Manson (National Catholic Reporter, October 10, 2012).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
O Happy Day
Something to Celebrate
Marriage: "Part of What is Best in Human Nature"
The Same People

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