As you may know about a year and a half ago my wife and I made the trek to Iowa to be married (http://tempestinapot.blogspot.com/2011/03/lucky-in-iowa-or-how-i-got-married.html). I can't lie to you it was one of the happiest days of my life. My joy could only be dampened by going home to a state that not only does not recognize my marriage certificate, but has codified this discrimination in the state constitution. I am not equal under the law and it hurts.
I keep a map which I have colored pink all the states that I am married in. This morning with my highlighter in hand I updated my map. I did every thing, but burst into a chorus of "Over the Rainbow." My co-workers were happy for me as I held up the new and improved map flapping it around in victory. Thank you all my friends and family for the support, I can see the changes coming like a rainbow tide and one day my map will be all pink.