I went down to the Cambridge City Hall with Karl on Monday morning to witness the first legal gay marriages in the USA. Amazing. So convenient for us to wander just down the street from and watch an historical event that is such a milestone for the gay and lesbian community, that has such an impact on my life and society at large, and that’s getting international coverage. There were probably a thousand or so supporters (I’m never good at guessing, but look at the photos), a dozen or so protesters (from the Westboro Baptist Church, which is not a church, is not Baptist, and is in Topeka), and tons of satellite trucks and camera people. The crowd was clapping and cheering, waiving flags around, blowing bubbles, throwing rice, and handing out flowers as couples came and went out of City Hall.
Walking back to Karl’s house, an older woman along the road told us, “It’s been so long since I saw that much happiness in one place. I love Cambridge!”