So I guess there’s the root of the problem. I don’t do what she wants me to do and I’m not her puppet so she can’t or won’t love me. No realization in my life has ever cut me as deeply as that one did. Often over the course of the past three years I’ve wondered if I was really my mother’s child; maybe I should demand a DNA test and find out once and for all.
We have never wanted to invalidate anyone else’s marriage, or destroy the sanctity of marriage, or even redefine it. Those are all things that the extremists have done. The simple truth was we only wanted the same rights as other Americans across the country; we wanted the right to be able to be a family with the people that we love and care about.