It’s been really amazing to watch the movement for marriage equality gather staggering momentum over the course of my career as a wedding photographer. Today, the Supreme Court, in a somewhat strange and unannounced move, decided not to decide, leaving Virginia’s ban on gay marriage overturned. State officials said marriages could go ahead as of today! It’s a great day for my state. Just a few years ago, I would have thought we’d never, ever go before it’s national. Virginia proved me wrong.
A big thank-you to Terry McAuliffe, who seemingly singlehandedly shifted the tide here when he refused to defend Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. It was an audacious move in a state that is mostly country (we can forget that here in Northern Virginia). Slow clap for that guy.