Be sure to read David Weinberger’s reports from Massachusetts. Of the legalization of gay marriage in his home state of Massachusetts, he writes:
What other freedoms might we grant? What other ways might we find to accept love? [Joho the Blog]
The whole post is worth reading. For me, it was listening to the NPR reports from San Francisco a couple months ago. I heard one guy who talked of receiving flowers from people he didn’t know (netizens were calling SF florists and asking them to take them to City Hall and give them to anyone they saw) and how overcome he was by this simple statement of acceptance.
We’ve shunned this community for so long, made them ashamed of who and what they are, that this seems the most basic of dignities to afford them.
Amen to that.