Kevin Hurley and I are in Montpelier for the historic vote today on the Marriage Equality Bill. We arrived around 8:45 a.m. this morning. The House is supposed to take up the bill this afternoon.
I am now down in Capitol Grounds Cafe on State Street to get an internet connection. The big yellow and green Equality buttons are visible in and outside the State House. Above are a few photos Kevin took of the well of the House just before the start of today's session; a meeting of gay and lesbian families with an unsupportive governor; and finally a photo of supportive placards outside th Statehouse.
"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was." - Molly Ivins 1944-2007
THIS IS ME...
... I blog from BURLINGTON, VERMONT. I'm a hustler about civic engagement & social action and I'll make publicity against a world that degrades and shames whatever way I can. Joy!