Sometimes They Get it Right

Written by scott on July 2nd, 2013

DOMA OverI’ve spent the days since DOMA was laid to rest by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing my emotions to settle.

I didn’t realize I had been holding so many emotions inside until I no longer had to keep these emotions in check.

When the decision was announced I was elated and when my daughter called and through her tears said: “Sometimes they get it right.” I couldn’t even speak to her – by then I was sobbing. I hung up the phone and continued to sob.

I cried for the 50 years that I felt I needed to hide who I was, and lie and cheat and deceive and live a life that most certainly was not mine. I continued to cry for the 50 years spent trying to be the perfect daughter, the perfect wife, the perfect church girl, the perfect small-town girl, the perfect friend, the perfect everything. The fact that I was living a lie made being the perfect anything close to impossible.

Authored By Barb Hamp Weicksel – See the Full Story at SDGLN

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