As I sat in the faded white gazebo outside the Comfort Inn, I came to the realization that this is only the beginning. Not only the beginning of the Right to Marry Campaign, but the dawn of marriage equality on United States history. We are here to set a precedent for the rest of the country to follow, the first bird in the flock that blazes the path for every bird that follows.
Today we work-shopped the definition of marriage, shared our personal interest in the RTM campaign and marriage equality, and practiced the mechanisms of effective conversation with a state legislator. By the end of our training, we will have learned all the things we need to know to open dialogue with opponents, allies, and everybody in between. Through lectures, meetings, and many hours of organizing the next two weeks, we will be ready to take on whatever lays in store for us on the road ahead.