June 26th was an important day in my household. I set the alarm for 7am to hear the live announcement of the Supreme Court’s ruling on prop 8 and DOMA. Soon after that, my soon-to-be wife and I were whooping, hollering, laughing, crying, and cheering from our bed as the news poured out that these laws were both being struck down. Even though we live in Oregon (and had already begun our plans for a summer wedding in Washington), this decision was everything to us. Again, we were back on the path to equal rights. Thank God! Not to mention thank you, SCOTUS!
So, here I am two months later a happily married woman and I just feel so blessed to call Alma my wife. We’ve always said how lucky we were to be living at this point in time and in this country where even if politically we might be a bit behind, we still had so many supporters (straight and gay alike) rooting for us. And now we’re married and even more committed than ever to respecting each other, our relationship, and the institution of marriage. What could be better than that?
“You are the sun. You are the rain. You are the stars in my eyes. You are the sun. You are the sun.” That’s the chorus of my new song which is dedicated to my new wife. You don’t think it’s too gay, do you?