It has been a week since the passage of Marriage Equality in New York and not much has changed. A Marriage Equality Bill failed in Rhode Island, but they settled for Civil Unions with some added benefits. In New York, wedding vendors are preparing for more business, city clerks are preparing new marriage registration and license forms.
Certain religious organizations are welcoming same-sex couples in their churches for wedding ceremonies while others are still politicizing and preaching about their god destroying the world as a result. We had some nice weather this week, except for a storm that resulted in a bible camp employee being struck by lightning. Coincidental? Carl Strock, columnist for The Daily Gazette referred to it as a case of Devine Providence!
The local bloggers are still sanctimoniously attacking the locals as a means of entertainment and to increase their blog hits.
In the end nothing much has changed except that on July 24, 2011, same-sex couples will start getting married.
In anticipation of all the nuptials and in memory of the Hatzenbuhler flower shop, I have posted some local flower photos taken with the iPhone 4, while walking my cat Spike.