Today I landed in my adopted second city, San Francisco, for ALA, the annual librarian convention. I dragged my neat little wheelie bag on to the Air Train and fired up Google News. There I saw it: while I was dozing during my very early transcontinental flight, gay marriage became… just marriage. And our country took another step toward becoming a more equitable and just place.
It just so happens that the conference is scheduled during Gay Pride weekend. I get to be in one of the bastions of gay rights during what will undoubtedly be one of the biggest celebrations of this great civil rights victory. I feel lucky! And so overjoyed for the millions of people who fought so long for this moment.