Random Midday Hotness: The Right to Choose Your Family.

On Saturday, Monica, Jamelle and I had the honor of seeing Gabriel Arana, their colleague at The American Prospect, marry his longtime partner, Michael Collis. It was a beautiful, elegant ceremony — and also fun as hell.

Ideally, one of us would say something insightful and poignant here, but we’d be hard-pressed to match the eloquence of Chief Justice Margaret Marshall‘s words from her majority opinion in Goodridge — the landmark case that opened the doors to marriage equality in Massachusetts — which Gabe and Mike excerpted and included on a small card they gave to guests.

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Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs about race and ethnicity for National Public Radio. He is a native of South Philly and reads and writes and runs and rants. You can follow him on Twitter or subscribe to him on Facebook.

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