What a wonderful afternoon it was yesterday in Rhode Island. It was warm and sunny and flowers were bursting through the dirt and blooming from the branches of trees, and the tide was high as a full moon began to rise over Narragansett Bay. And, at long last, the state Senate gave its blessing to marriage equality.
All across our great state, gay men and lesbian women dropped down on one knee and proudly proposed to their partners. The entire LGBTQ community was made more whole in the eyes of the law. We put another nail in the coffin of discrimination, and took another big step towards equality. Love won.
If a picture tells a thousand words, then this picture Ryan Conaty took for his blog at the hearing the day before sums up how progressives feel today: