Each day when we wake up we have another chance to make a positive difference. No matter HOW BIG or how small. Yesterday, California made a BIG difference & it makes me proud to say
"I'm from California!"
California had already permitted domestic-partner registration, a right similar to civil unions found in other states. This grants "same-sex couples all state-level rights and obligations of marriage — in areas such as inheritance, income tax, insurance and hospital visitation" but does not apply to "federal-level rights of marriage that cannot be granted by states.