This is the first week that marriages between same-sex couples were legal in California. If you have wondered why gay couples would fight so hard for that right, check out these clips in which couples explain why it is so important to to them to finally be able to say “I do.”
Thanks to Chris Johnson of HRC Backstory for giving the couples a place to share their stories.
A couple from Pasadena, CA shares why they chose to be among the first to marry in West Hollywood: They’ve been together for 12 years:
Scott and Brian have been together for 19 years:
Couples from Synagogue BCC in Los Angeles share their excitement in getting married: