Jumping the Broom was one of the best examples of blacks to buck the status quo in the pursuit of what was right. In legalizing same-sex marriage, New York State has also done the right thing and will allow many more to jump the broom into full equality.
As New York State joins the ranks of countries and other jurisdictions recognizing same-sex marriage, it's worth reflecting on rights and respect.
Being the "last one standing" in an unjust cause is no reason for pride. History is the final judge. When it comes to issues as basic as individual rights and justice, in the political game, the last one standing loses.
I am grateful that time heals and that we grow, and that our country knows how to grow with us. It is a very proud day to be gay.