October 8, 2011

That was the year my sister married the love of her life. Who was a woman.
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New York state legalized marriage between two people of the same sex (I’m so over “gay marriage” and “same-sex marriage”) in July of that year. So soon prior to their wedding, actually, that when my sister and her now-wife went to get their license, the office struggled with what form to provide – they only had “bride” and “groom.”
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The wedding was gorgeous and full of love. My sisters have been living together, with each other and now with their 19-month old son, in gay-friendly states ever since.
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Now, they don’t need to worry about that. Even Texas, where the governor is so incensed by the SCOTUS ruling he’s spouting fire, has to acknowledge them for what they are – a married couple.
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So although October 8, 2011 means so much to me, now June 26, 2015 does too.

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