We don’t dress up often, but it was great fun to get gussied up for the wedding of our friends Colleen and Lee Ann. We met them through Ellie – their son goes to Ellie’s school. And it is largely because of Colleen’s efforts that Washington State passed Ref 74 legalizing gay marriage back in November.
Colleen and Lee Ann married years ago in Canada, but because of their deep commitment to the campaign and the issue, they decided to get married in their home state of Washington and celebrate with their friends and family who have supported them.
Seriously, I’ve never been to a wedding where, after the priest said, “by the power vested in me by the state of Washington” the entire place erupted in cheers. It was wonderful. And I felt so proud of my friends and my state and so very honored to be a part of this celebration.
It was also good to remind Ellie what we had done for the campaign and that she helped in a very tangible way to bring about this wedding.
And honestly, this was the most joyful wedding I have been to, maybe ever (except for my own, of course). We had an amazing time and danced for hours.