“Of all the souls that stand create
I have elected One
When Sense from Spirit flies away
And Subterfuge is done
When that which is and that which was
Apart intrinsic stand
And this brief Drama in the flesh
Is shifted like a Sand
When Figures show their royal Front
And mists are carved away
Behold the Atom I preferred
To all the lists of Clay!
— Emily Dickinson
MADRID, June 30 – The Spanish Parliament gave final approval today to a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, making Spain only the second nation to eliminate all legal distinctions between same-sex and heterosexual unions, according to supporters of the bill.
The measure, passed by a vote of 187 to 147, establishes that couples will have the same rights, including the freedom to marry and to adopt children, regardless of gender.
In the end, I pray, I hope, I believe love never loses.
Many blessings on your marriages, fair lads and ladies of Spain.