This is the scene from the steps of the Capitol today around at 11:30 as I was making my way out. And speaking of making out, there was a young, different-sex couple making out in the snowstorm right at the top of steps in front of the Capitol, about three feet away from me while I took this picture. Gross!
Many school groups present today though not as many as yesterday. Once again I was the "protester exhibit."
"GAY PARENTS NEED ACCESS TO MARRIAGE" was the message at the House today. When I got there, one of the security guys said smiling, "I thought you were gonna be late." Well, apparently Marriage Equality has become an expected part of the daily landscape at the Capitol. Good.
"CIVIL MARRIAGE IS A CIVIL RIGHT AND HUMAN RIGHT" was the message a half hour later, on the Senate side. One noteworthy reaction to the shower curtain came from a high school group that was passing by. A young black student read the sign out loud as he was negotiating the treacherous Senate stairs and then exclaimed, "Amen, that's a fact."
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