|Credit Minneapolis Star Tribune|
|My friend Emmy and I in the Rotunda|
saddened by the those who were opposing the bill. The energy was positive, and everyone was on their best behavior. There were no confrontations at all. But it was sad to witness these people who were quietly holding pink signs saying, "Vote No" in the midst of a loud crowd waving orange signs and rainbows and loud singing and chanting. It was like watching the tide of history change before our very eyes, and they were afraid. They were being faithful to their own beliefs, just as those of us representing clergy and people of faith were being faithful to our convictions of faith. I believe that God is always on the side of love. I do think it is a testament to Minnesota that there was no ugliness yesterday at the capital. Nothing but positive energy. What a time to be living in. And when I have children some day, I can tell them that I was present in the state capital on the day that history was made in Minnesota, when we became the 12th state to legalize marriage for all people. What an incredible day!
|My vantage point for the entire afternoon|
As soon as the vote was announced and the bill's sponsor's spoke to a roaring crowd in the rotunda, the radio station The Current played "Love is the Law" which has been the theme song for this entire adventure. The YouTube video link below is from the Minnesota band that sings this song.
Today at 5:00pm on the capital steps, the governor of Minnesota will sign Marriage Equality into law, followed by a huge party with local bands. If you are in Minnesota, this is not to be missed.
Thanks for being on the right side of history, Minnesota!
|Wabasha St Bridge has been honorarily named|
"Freedom to Marry" bridge this week