I am so happy to share this wedding, especially in lieu of the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. Michelle, Rochelle and their four children are from Texas. They have roots in Maine and the Goose Rocks beach was a natural choice for their small, family oriented, soulful celebration and ceremony. I couldn’t be happier for them. In the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy:
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
I feel fortunate to have witnessed these wonderful women affirming their union to eachother and their children!