"ED DROSTE, MUSICIAN, GRIZZLY BEAR: “We’re getting married in September. Chad’s proposal is a fond memory for me. It was the end of my tour in Australia and New Zealand. We’d gotten tickets with frequent flyer miles, but we couldn’t get a direct flight back to America, so we had to go through French Polynesia. The resort was touristy and horrible and should have been so beautiful. It was the rainy season, and a grilled cheese was like $40. But then there was this moment where the sun literally came out for like 20 minutes and he took the opportunity to go for the ring. It was a huge surprise. But we had felt each other out over the years, so we knew we were ready.”" -Jan 2011
Thanks to the Marriage Equality Act passed an hour ago in New York City, the lead singer of one of my favorite bands will actually be able to marry his fiance. This is one reason why I am so incredibly happy for what happened today.