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.


Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.