Saturday, July 01, 2006
One More Reason to Love Canada...
I hate weddings of any kind. But if these guys had invited me, I would have gone to theirs.
They sure make a cute couple. I liked the way they kept things private, and couldn't understand what all the fuss was all about. After eight years together who can blame them. It probably was about time ...
I also liked how they couldn't stop smiling all through the ceremony. And that the place was packed with RCMP officers. Not only do they make a great couple. They've apparently got a lot of great straight colleagues and friends. Boy have we all come a long way.
From the days when the RCMP used the "fruit-machine to ferret out gays. Thousands of gay men lost their jobs or had their careers and their lives destroyed. You can read more about that here. or watch this chilling six-minute video. (real) to get an idea of what it was like to be hunted for who you are.
We may not be where we hoped to be. We may not be where we should be. But at least we're not where we were.
A wedding like that one is almost better than an apology.
And makes me proud to be a Canadian.
Happy honeymoon guys!