It feels like the future today. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing this week on whether or not to uphold an Appeals Court's overturn of California's Proposition 8, which restricts marriage to heterosexual couples. Whatever the decision could possibly be, it does feel like the future is here now. Imagine - gay marriage in the United States. I never thought it would become legal anywhere while I was alive, and certainly not there. I remember thinking as a kid that I'd never be able to get married, at least to the person I wanted to. Thankfully, this conversation that the U.S. is having right now was decided long ago here; same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2005, which I'm very proud to say..
Even after it was legalized here though, I had no interest in getting married. Not many gay people I knew did at first. It felt too conventional; it was a state that had never belonged to us anyway. I'd lived so many years thinking I wasn't 'allowed' to get married, that suddenly when it was permitted, it was too late. "I'm not the marrying type," I'd say to people, sounding like a bachelor from a Blue Stratos commercial. Now however, with so much conversation about it going on, I'm pretty sure I am the marrying type after all. It's a future I never imagined.