A Celebration of Marriage Equality
Words & Music by Sally Chou
Performed by Vox Femina Los Angeles
Written for Vox Femina Los Angeles by Sally Chou, the words and music of Someday, Love celebrate marriage equality. The piece tells the story of a journey from a past shrouded in secrecy, uncertainty, and silence to the present, a wedding day in a church filled with the sounds of love and loved ones, and speaks to the future and what lies ahead.
"On the day marriage licenses began being issued to same-sex couples in San Francisco in 2004, curiously, I made my way down to City Hall to witness the history being made. Seeing the long lines of happy couples wrapped around the blocks, celebrating in their exuberant joy, feeling the wonderful, infectious sense of love in the air—the exhilarating experience has stayed with me, indelibly impressed upon my memory, all of these years.
Now, ten years later, marriage equality is no longer a taboo subject or only spoken about in hushed tones. It is part of the cultural conversation. Public opinion has changed—and continues to change—dramatically. Far too many people never imagined this day for which they longed would come.
While I wrote Someday, Love in tribute to both this memory and how far we've come as a society, I wanted to tell the story from an individual's perspective, a journey from a past of being hidden and fearful to a wedding day, being embraced and accepted with openness and love."
— Sally Chou
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