Blogs cover gay marriage
MassLive blogger Janis Bohan is covering the start of gay marriages in Northampton:
8 a.m.: Everywhere you look, there are people with cameras and microphones and video cameras. There’s also a large gathering of people holding supportive and celebratory signs. Signs like: “Congratulations!”, “God Does Not Discriminate,” “Love Has No Boundaries,” and more.
There is one lone protester, a young man holding a sign that reads “Coulter 3:16.” …
8:20 a.m.: Heidi Norton and Gina Smith (one of the original seven Mass. couples who filed suit for the right to marry back in 2001) just arrived amid wild applause. They have two children, who are decked out in new suits and boutonnieres. This must be an incredible moment for them. Their are tears in their eyes, and their kids are absolutely wired. The Mayor just got here too, hugged them, and went inside with them. In about ten minutes, Heidi and Gina will get their license. They already have their waiver, so they don’t have to wait. They’ll be married today!
8:50 a.m.: Heidi and Gina just came out of the courthouse, amid thunderous applause and cheers. They’re crying, the mayor’s crying, everybody’s crying. Their kids are grinning from ear to ear, and people are shouting “Thank you!” in unison….
The toothpaste is out of the tube.
: David Weinberger covered the action in Cambridge at midnight:
Then, at midnight, people threw rice, clapped, shouted, cheered. At least one of us laughed and cried at the same time. A chant began further up the hill and I couldn’t tell if it was “We are equal” or “We are legal,” but, well, that’s the point, isn’t it?
I’m proud of my state and I’m happy tonight.
: UPDATE: MassLive.com’s Scott Brodeur posts pictures and audio interviews with the happy couples.