I just wanted to say congratulations to all the gay and lesbian couples in California who are getting legally married today. Among them is a lesbian couple, Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, who have been together for 50 years.
M and I were married in our church, the United Church of Christ. As a denomination, UCC supports same-sex marriage, though because it is Congregational, some congregations do not. Our pastor who performed our wedding at United Church of Chapel Hill, is now in California and today is getting legally married to her partner. I wish them all the best, and hope for the day when my religion will no longer be discriminated against and my marriage too will be legal. And for when the Foreign Service will treat same-sex couples who choose to marry the same way they treat heterosexual couples who choose to marry.