Davina Kotulski

C'mon, SCOTUS, Do Us Proud!

Filed By Davina Kotulski | June 26, 2013 8:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: gay marriage, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, Supreme Court

In June 1998, my ex-wife and I dressed in wedding garb and rode with the Dykes on Bikes contingent of the San Francisco Pride Parade, we were photographed and on the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle the next day. corporatepersonmarriagelicense.jpgIt was the official beginning of my marriage equality advocacy. Now 15 years later, I sit on my couch and imagine what today's ruling will bring.

I spent over a decade of my life gathering signatures for ballot initiatives, petitions, and mailing lists. I hauled "We All Deserve the Freedom to Marry" signs to rallies and gay prides all over California. I stickered thousands of people with marriage equality heart stickers, organized events, marched, wrote books, spoke at churches, universities, and preached the message of marriage equality everywhere I went.

I have beautiful memories and I met wonderful people throughout the country because of my marriage equality advocacy. While I wouldn't change it for the world, I'm ready for a celebration and I'm ready to put this issue to rest and for same-sex couples to have full marriage rights without having to have a mad dash to the altar.

Imagine what it will be like for all the young LGBT people who get to just grow up with the option to marry their beloved and don't have to carry picket signs and petitions for years to get that right. That's what I'm talking about!

SCOTUS do us proud!

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