Gay marriage in Orlando is now possible because earlier this week Florida became the 36th state to legalize gay marriage . . .
… And it was awesome to watch! On January 6th, 2015 the world embraced and celebrated this news with us, as photos and videos from Orlando and beyond streamed throughout social media. In cities all over the state of Florida, same sex couples flooded local courthouses to apply for marriage licenses. In Orlando, dozens of couples participated in the “Vowed & Proud” wedding ceremony officiated by Mayor Buddy Dyer. (Congrats to all the newlyweds!)
Simply said: This makes me happy.
I’m happy for my friends and colleagues who can marry, if they choose to do so. I’m happy for my past clients who now have the opportunity to legalize their wonderful and loving partnerships. I’m happy that Florida is the 36th state (rather than the 46th state) to legalize gay marriage.
On a related note, I was honored to have the opportunity to share some personal thoughts and experiences with Paul Brinkmann for this business article in the Orlando Sentinel.
So, if you ask me 2015 is off to a phenomenal start! Cheers!