I had such an opportunity back in August when Frank and Matt from Arkansas hired me for a Vows plus package, which involved the license in one day, cake, flowers, a ceremony location (they chose a church in Brewster), photographer and dinner reservations for their ten guests.
Most of my planning with these couples is done by phone and email so meeting in person is always a treat. One of the things that Frank and Matt shared with me is that they are one of the plaintiffs in a case brought by the ACLU against the State of Arkansas, seeking to end the ban on adoption by unmarried couples, which was a law passed last November by a voter referendum and was designed to discriminate against the LGBT community.
This week I was walking around my neighborhood and stopped by someone from the ACLU looking for my support and that young person mentioned this case. I feel such a personal connection to this case because I adore these great guys.
These are the kinds of guys, who have returned home to Arkansas, legally married with a relationship legitimized by a government, who are changing hearts and minds about the issue of gay marriage - just by knowing them, hearing their story and seeing how in love they are. Their decision to be part of that ACLU case is just a bonus.
Here they are on their wedding day - and by the way, you should consider supporting the ACLU:
Photo by Zoom-Photography.
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