Up bright and early at Bellaugello Gay Guest House this sunny morning here in Umbria, I am sitting in my kitchen catching up on emails, answering enquiries and confirming bookings. Yes, bookings all the way through to the autumn are arriving and some weeks are already virtually fully booked, so if you are looking to come and stay here at Bellaugello and still wishing a choice of suite, get scribbling now!
However back to the theme of this post, I am as usual listening to the BBC news and hear that the US state of Maryland has passed legislation in the state Senate to allow gay marriage. The bill sponsor, state Governor, Martin O’Malley is quoted as saying; “This issue has taken a lot of energy, as well it should, and I’m very proud of the House of Delegates and also the Senate for resolving this issue on the side of human dignity, and I look forward to signing the bill,”
Maryland becomes the eighth US state to allow gay marriage. Whilst marriage may not be for me it is for some, and I wholeheartedly applaud this decision of social inclusion.