Marriage Equality is About Civil Rights

Written by scott on August 28th, 2011

Gay Marriage and Civil RightsI was recently mailed an article from an old friend in Canadaigua. The article, “Marriage Equality: Where’s the humanity?” by Allison Cooper really touched me and I want to applaud her and the paper, and pass along a huge WELL SAID! The argument is simple and yes, we should have been beyond this debate over basic civil rights years ago.

About seven years ago, I met a wonderful guy at a coffee hour after mass at Spiritus Christi Church in Rochester. He was visiting from overseas. Love at first sight? Maybe, let’s just say we both immediately knew there was something happening from the first conversation. We spent quite a bit of time together that visit, and remained in constant contact. We started visiting back and forth across the Atlantic as often as work and finances would allow.

After two years, we just couldn’t stand the separation of 3,000 miles any more. I had a nice home in Rochester and a thriving business, a huge circle of friends and family; so we looked into my partner moving to the United States. After months of research, we found there was no legal way for my partner to be resident in the states.

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