Thank you Washington, DC for a most excellent present for the entire nation. By approving marriage equality at the Council of the District of Columbia (twice), the mayor of the city will then sign the bill and it will be sent to Congress. For more information, go here. Remember marriage equality is a fight that is not over. Marriage equality enhances the integrity of all unions.
I am privileged right now to live in a province where marriage equality is the rule of law. As a person who is given authority by the province to perform wedding ceremonies, I feel that I am truly a mesaderet kiddushin, a Jewish officiant, in the most authentic way. I am sad for my colleagues south of the border who do not have the same opportunity to sign marriage licenses with the same authority from the state and national government.
This is the season of dedication, let us use this as a time to double our efforts to ensure that marriage equality becomes a reality for all North American citizens.