By: usermattw

Jun 30 2013

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Category: Pairs, Women


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What it is:

Photo measuring 4 x 5 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


It’s once again the last Sunday in June, and that means it’s the huge annual Pride Parade here in San Francisco.  This year’s festivities will be especially celebratory because of two Supreme Court decisions handed down just this week, the first striking down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and ordering that same-sex marriages be recognized at the federal level, and the second effectively permitting same-sex marriages to resume in California, which they did on Friday.  Key to the first case, United States v. Windsor, was a woman named Edith Windsor.   Her relationship with Thea Spyer began back in the days when Edith didn’t even want to exchange rings for fear of having to explain what they signified.  But she became empowered over time, and now, at age 84, defeated the United States in a case that has resulted in the extension of rights and benefits to countless couples around the nation.  I admire that, and her, greatly.  As for today’s photo, I know nothing about these two women.  For all I know, they might be two straight women rehearsing the church play.  But without other context, I thought it was a charming image with which to pay tribute to Edith and the celebrations of the day.   And now I’m off to watch the parade.

6 comments on “Pride”

  1. Have a happy Pride Day, Matt!

  2. Hope you had a great day!

  3. There’s definitely something very charming about this photo, but I wonder if they are mother/daughter. Church play is a good guess too.

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