Is the US ready for Same Sex Marriage?

After witnessing several same sex weddings I believe it is a violation of civil rights if people are discriminated against if not allowed to marry a person of legal age regardless of what gender they were born to.
Cynthia, an American citizen, and Marina, an Irish citizen are both living in Ireland. They had to leave their home and come to Connecticut to be married in church since Ireland has approved civil unions but not marriage. Perhaps after the Supreme court rules it will impact world opinion about this basic human right.
Judge Ruth Ginsberg: “All of the incentives, all of the benefits that marriage affords would still be available…So you’re not taking away anything from heterosexual couples. They would have the very same incentive to marry, all the benefits that come with marriage that they do now.”

This is a recap of their same sex wedding from last year, in Woodstock Connecticutcelebrating and supporting same sex wedding

 

Some of the must have images was proof they were married at CHURCH.

east woodstock congregational church

same sex church ceremony

east woodstock cong church

The tented back yard party hosted by the first women married in CT in 2009, Karen Ryker and Sarah Jo Burke, was festive, tearful and full of joy

first dance as wife and wife (2)first dance as wife and wifemarried at lastrainbow cakering detailssame sex wedding details

Tributes of sentiment and hilarity!

tented reception toasts

The beautiful Cynthia.

the beautiful cynthia

I love it. Women of a ‘certain age’ acting like kids.

wedding pictures on swing

A re-creation of Karen and Sara Jo’s wedding ‘formal”.

wedding portraits same sexThank you ladies. For showing your love, spunk and perseverance.

same sex wedding pictures

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One Comment

  1. Karen Ryker July 16, 16 at 5:50 pm #

    A wonderful and moving encapsulation of a momentous day.

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