Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Michelle & Christie
We met in the Fall of 1997, I was a Senior and Christy was a Freshmen at Rosemont College. We were both involved with other people but became fast friends. Over the next 2 years we grew to be very close friends, experienced some real heartbreak in our respective relationships and found comfort and understanding in one another. Eventually we both became aware that our feelings were evolving into something more than friendship. To make a long story short, I asked her to dance, she said yes, we fell in love and we haven't stopped dancing!
On April 26, 2002 we held a committment ceremony and reception where we publicly celebrated our relationship with 75 friends and family members. It was a magical night, we shared our vows, reflected on love and we danced to our song; we felt so supported and loved. We share our lives in a marriage in the truest sense of the word, we are as married as any of our straight friends, yet we do not have the same rights and protections that so many others take for granted.
The moment it becomes legal, we'll make our plans to be legally married and celebrate once again! This time the celebration will include a victory, not just a victory for the GBLT community but for every citizen who will be able to say that we truly are a country in which it is recognized that all citizens are equal.