kalpurna: (lights)
posted by [personal profile] kalpurna at 03:06pm on 10/04/2009
I got the Iowa news the day after it happened, and I was rushed and distracted and basically gave a mental cheer and moved on. But today I was walking back from class and Dar Williams's Iowa came on shuffle on my iPod, and I just started crying.

One of my daughters was in the workplace one day, and her particular workplace at that moment in time, there were a whole bunch of conservative, older men. And those guys were talking about gay marriage. They were talking about discussions going on across the country. And my daughter Kate, after listening for about 20 minutes, said to them: 'You guys don't understand. You've already lost. My generation doesn't care.' I think I learned something from my daughter that day, when she said that. And Ive talked with other people about it and that's what I see, Senator McKinley. I see a bunch of people that merely want to profess their love for each other, and want state law to recognize that. Is that so wrong? I don't think that's so wrong. As a matter of fact, last Friday night, I hugged my wife. You know I've been married for 37 years. I hugged my wife. I felt like our love was just a little more meaningful last Friday night because thousands of other Iowa citizens could hug each other and have the state recognize their love for each other. No, Senator McKinley, I will not co-sponsor a leadership bill with you.

- Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal

Jesus fucking Christ, I can't believe it. We are actually going to win.

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