Happy Gay Day

Massachusetts legally starts gay marriages today. A friend describes the scene last night at Cambridge City Hall:

There were 10,000 people on the lawn (Cambridge was the only city to decide to open city hall at midnight to hand out licenses). It’s so funny how liberal the city government is — they had a big party inside with wedding cake, and decorations, etc… So everyone gathered outside and just celebrated and then as each couple came out with their marrriage license everyone cheered for them and threw rice at them and blew bubbles. Everyone brought all these signs, but this one guy had the best sign: it was on a long wooden stick, and just said, “Yay!” And every time he raised it in the air, the whole crowd yelled, “Yay!” There were Klan people too, but they gave up after like half an hour and left.