Friday, January 13, 2012

A Photo to the Globe and Mail

In the wake of some recent challenges to the legitimacy of the same gender marriages of Americans performed in Canada The Toronto Globe and Mail requested photos.  Kyle and I sent this....

We were married in Toronto City Hall on February 22, 2008, the anniversary of my parents wedding in 1946. Our witness were the The Rt. Rev. Jack McKelvey, Bishop of Rochester, and his wife Linda McKelvey.

Besides expressing our lifetime commitment to each other, the ceremony provided us with contractual of the protections afforded other married couples.  The most important of these is health insurance for Kyle. The protection of the ones we love afforded to all Americans is all we seek.

Despite marriage in NY we are still not afforded federal assurances.  Everyone that believes in equal protection under the law, needs to continue to work for the end of DOMA and marriage equality in every state.  LGBT people and allies, speak up, speak OUT!

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