the Sénat is going to begin debating le Mariage Pour Tous (aka gay marriage). the bill easily passed the National Assembly, and the debates were led majestically and oh so eloquently by Christiane Taubira, one of my new heroes. if you speak French, check out some of her finer moments here.
there have been more horrible protests here (which, thankfully, Froggy and i missed by being in England), and the anti-marriage movement has really shown their ass in the last week.
after everything that’s happened with little sun, i find it hard to get my hopes up about anything anymore. to summarize Lloyd Dobler, i’d rather be pleasantly surprised than disappointed. i am, however, finding myself ever-so-slightly hopeful about this law passing. Madame Taubira has promised that we will have gay marriage and adoption by summer.
could there be wedding bells in Froggy’s and my futures?
the photo at the top of this post was taken in Brighton, in the gay neighborhood known as Kemp Town. i thought it did a pretty good job summing up my feelings…