Thursday, October 17, 2013

San Francisco Trip Day 3 - The Wedding

After the Mythbusters Show, we hurried back to the hotel to change and get ready for why we were in San Fran in the first place - the Wedding.

My little brother Dorian was getting married.

This was to be the first wedding to be held at the Mission Club, a new high-end bar and bowling alley in the Mission district of San Fran.

With all of both side's families there it was standing room only.

Here's the happy couple:

Yes, it's two good men, Dorian and Jared, getting married. It is San Francisco after all.

It was a rather mixed marriage: A Jew and a Mormon entered a bar, so they got married. By a Buddhist officiant, of course. And there was much rejoicing.

What conservative opponents of Gay Marriage are missing is the conservative case for Gay Marriage (libertarians have already got the "if it's consensual between consenting adults so what" part down pat):

Marriage is a stabilizing force that helps form families. While non-traditional, a couple in a stable loving relationship is certainly more desirable than not, and they're then far more invested in greater society as a result rather than being on the outside looking in.

I'm very happy that he's happy in what has been a real, long-standing, loving, and stable relationship with another great guy.

So surrounded by friends and family, these two took their vows and were legally married.

There was then a great party with speeches from the parents and then there was dancing with the first dance being the happy couple:

This was followed by eating, drinking with an open bar, and a sampling of fine Bourbons in the upstairs alcove, and more dancing.

And of course, there was bowling.

Quite simply, out of 20 or so weddings I've been to, this one was one of the best.

Congrats Dorian and Jared!


Murphy's Law said...

Congrats to the happy couple!

Spikessib said...

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.


It looks like a great wedding. May they have love and peace to last a lifetime.