Here’s the article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/02/gay-marriage-states-supreme-court/3175799/
This article beautifully reviewed the journey the issue of marriage equality has travelled along. Ever since the Defense of the Marriage Act was reviewed in June of this year, acceptance of gay marriage has sky-rocketed. The flood gates have literally swung wide.
Opportunities have arisen since the review of DOMA. For example, lawsuits in southern states such as Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina have been filed in hopes of challenging the gay marriage ban that is currently in effect.
“Even so, things are happening a lot faster than Brenda Clark, 66, or her partner of 25 years, Carol McCrory, 69, thought possible.
“I thought I’d be 90 before I saw the laws change,” says McCrory, a retired teacher. The Fairview, N.C., couple plan to marry in New York on Nov. 9.
Two years ago, they had T-shirts made to wear every time there is a development in the fight for gay marriage.
“Before I die,” the shirts say. They’ve been donning the shirts a lot these days.”
Stories like this couple’s are quite common. It’s such a relief to couples that have waited as long as these have for change and progress to be made.
Couple Therese Struble and her bride are given a toast by Therese’s father. They are another lovely, newly wedded gay couple.
“Therese Councilor, 52, and Tanya Struble, 47, who live an hour north of Albuquerque in Jemez Springs, initially sought and were denied a marriage license, but over the summer, they were among the first to receive a license and get married.
Their wedding capped a love affair that began 23 years ago when the two met while putting on a product show for IBM.”