For someone who has been gay since he was a little kid, picked on, lost jobs, had trouble coming out and has been through health issues, the fact that I was able to look the man I love in the eye and legally get married and celebrate it in front of friends and family in this lifetime is incredible to me,” says Binder, (the couple legally married in New Canaan, CT, last Wednesday opting to rush the ceremony instead of waiting for the N.Y. state law to take effect this Sunday. “I have never encountered anything but support since I moved to this island. It’s a village, and it’s in New York.”
This happened a while ago, but justice and hope are always beautiful.
In response to North Carolina’s passing of Amendment One, same-sex couples from all over the state have been pouring into marriage license offices demanding licenses, knowing they will fail.
At the Register of Deeds office in Winston-Salem, nine gay and lesbian couples tried to get marriage licenses. When she and her partner were denied, Mary Jamis stuck around rather than vacating the area, saying she refused to leave until she was granted her constitutional right to get married.
Jamis and a friend blocked the entrance to the marriage license office and refused to leave half an hour after it closed. They were arrested and then charged with second-degree trespass, then released without bond.
Oy. It will not be like this forever. One day, hopefully soon, we will evolve to a point where people can marry the person they love without risking arrest. We’ll get there.
Sorry to frighten the fuck out of my new followers.
This is love.
I was dying, due to pc pneumonia and acute respiratory failure/distress. I lost over 150lbs, one of my lungs collapsed and will never re-inflate, I had chest tubes, multiple IV’s, I was on a ventilator, had a tracheostomy, had to re-learn how to walk, talk, eat and breathe on my own.
My husband, was there for me EVERY. FUCKING. DAY. The amazing doctors and nurses at KU Medical Center ALL commented on how amazingly dedicated my husband was. How few husbands show such tenderness and love. I would have died, had he not been there to keep me going.
I have a man who wiped my ass for me because I messed myself in my hospital bed. Who held me, calmed me down and cared for me while I was delirious and had no idea where I was or what was going on. Who put up with my delirium induced anger and confused lashing out. I have a man who exhausted himself, between work, school, taking care of our home and animals and taking care of me, all full time.
Now, tell me that we are going to ruin the sanctity of marriage and I will bust your fucking teeth out.
::edited Friday, December 2nd, 2011::