Yesterday, we went to a wedding reception for my husband's niece, B and her partner. Despite the sweltering heat and humidity, it was absolutely beautiful. I've known B for almost as long as she's been alive and I've never seen her look happier. I've never seen her partner look happier either. Both women glowed with a joy that was almost tangible.
At this point, you might be wondering, okay, Bron, if everything was all daffodils and teddy bears, why are you pissed?
Aside from the fact that same sex marriages aren't universally recognized in the US, I was pissed off by the behavior of some of the guests. One in particular made snide comments, rolled her eyes and pointedly turned her back during the first dance.
I understand that some people believe that homosexuality is a sin - I don't agree with it, but I respect their right to have an opinion. However, if you're knowingly attending the celebration of the union of a same sex couple, leave your hatred at home. If you can't do that...don't go.