Big news in the UK this week with equal marriage laws getting the stamp of approval from her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and British Prime Minister David Cameron released a passionate statement with PinkNews
The laws only pertain to England and Wales, the Scottish marriage bill is still at stage one of the house of parliament’s consideration, so it seems like 2014/15 may be the earliest same sex couples in Scotland will be able to marry. I am in a bit of a snit about this due to my Scottish heritage.
Luckily I am here in Canada and I attended an amazing wedding this summer. About 75 of us all went camping for it. We hiked, kayaked, and swam in a beautiful lake. Families and friends from both sides with kids and dogs. Then on a bight sunny afternoon two men pledged their love and commitment to one another in a beautiful meadow beneath snow capped peaks. That night their parent’s made passionate speeches and their friends teased them with old photos and childhood stories. We roasted marshmallows over the campfire and slept in tents. It was the most natural, laid back, fun, traditional yet unconventional wedding I have ever attended. I loved it and I think everyone realized that this was truly a special moment in all our lives. We experienced the feeling of love and the freedom to express it fully. Here’s hoping everyone, everywhere will have those rights soon. To the Grooms! (And Dave and Liz)