Gay Marriage Passes in Maryland
So in September of 2008, Natalie and I had our formal wedding or what I call our “big Jewish, illegal wedding”. Despite the fact that on that day, we were not legally being married in the eyes of the state or federal government, we were being married in the eyes of our faith and our community. We loved our wedding venue, Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
So when I saw that gay marriage was legalized in Maryland last night, I felt a bit like this:
I wanted to go around and high-five everyone! The state where I got married is finally going to allow same-sex couples to legally get married. It has some more hoops to go through and I’ll be watching closely, but I want to somehow honor this moment in history. I want to go back to Woodend and say a prayer. Or just do a few fist pumps. So I’m suddenly emailing my Rabbi. “Hey, so…this probably isn’t a common request but what’s the best prayer for honoring the place you got not-legally married, but are legally married now in CT, but want to mark this down in your brain because this stuff is BIG. This is history. This is stuff I’ll tell our kids.”
So virtual high-fives to everyone today.