Freedom To Marry: Marriage Equality And A Story Of True Love


If you’re an active member of Facebook, you may have noticed many profile pictures changed to the image above in support of marriage equality.

Passed in November 2008 banning same-sex marriages in California, Proposition 8 has been moved to the U.S. Supreme Court for review. The nine justices will vote on whether or not Proposition 8 will stand as law in California. Many are saying that this is one of the most intense social issues in our country.

As usual, I was getting my morning dose of Clutch Magazine as and when I came across a story of two women, Gail Marquis and Audrey Smaltz, who were married in New York in 2011 after 12 years of dating.


Their story was chosen by the organization Freedom To Marry as a plea for marriage equality. While telling their story, it is clear that these two women are truly in love with one another. They met in February 1979 and their first date was in May. I can’t help but smile as they tell the story of how they met and what their wedding day was like.

After watching the video, I can only be happy that this couple was able to feel what most of us hope to experience one day – falling in love and marrying our special someone with the support of our family and friends.

I don’t feel that it is my job to determine whether or not someone’s love is right or wrong. What about you?

What is your view on marriage equality?



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