I was introduced to Rep. Frank Hornstein in front of the House this morning by lobbyist, Dave Engstrom. Hornstein thanked me for being at the Capitol every day and told me that he had recently amended an insurance bill to include domestic partners.
A woman with a little boy in front of the House this morning, gave me an approving nod and then asked the little boy, about eight or nine years old, to read the sign. He read it out loud. It was cool.
This reminds me of the time Duane and I hopped a plane to San Francisco on Valentine's Day of 2004 to get married after the mayor had ordered marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples there. Doing some sight seeing, we were on the metro train going through the Sunset neighborhood on our way back into downtown after we'd been to the ocean. A woman with about ten little kids got on the train. She was a teacher taking her class to City Hall to observe the historic event of the first same-sex marriages in the country taking place there. Such enlightened people.
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