Pretty proud to be a Rhode Islander today, marriage equality law gets signed yesterday making Rhode Island the 10th state to recognize marriages between all types of couples and families.
For those that don’t know, my dad was gay. He was also married twice to two amazing women, he had 5 pretty kick-ass kids (IMHO), plus had a long relationship with a great guy a few years after my mom passed.
He grew in in the 40’s and 50’s where being gay meant you where were considered to be deviant and dangerous. It was also considered a mental illness and it was illegal in most states. So it’s somewhat understandable the need to hide who and what you are to the rest of the world.
I can tell you this much, if he were alive today, you could bet every dollar you own that he’d be one of the first in line, that man was early for everything. You can also bet that I be standing right there with him.
I was listening to WBRU on the way home last night and just as the law was signed, they played this song. As Amber would say, it hit me right in the feels.