As a Midwesterner who likes to brag about our heartland ways, it's rare for me to envy New Yorkers.
This week, though, I'm as green as summer clover at the sight of all those beautiful same-sex couples exchanging vows in New York.
How I wish every state valued marriage this much.
Online photo galleries told the story of bliss in all its forms as lesbian and gay couples finally got the chance to make their love official.
You could tell by their faces that some of them had been in committed relationships for decades. Love someone long enough and you start to look like him/her, too.