Why Marriage?

June 21, 2008 at 11:06 am 3 comments

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:


Entry filed under: Advocacy, Family, LGBT, Marriage, Politics, Video, YouTube. Tags: , , , .

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. D.A. Slinkard  |  June 21, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Just watched an episode of “Deal or No Deal” the other night and there was a heterosexual couple on the show who have been engaged for 11 years….what’s your point?

    Are you trying to say that homosexuals stay together longer than heterosexuals? That’s a farce and you know it. For every gay couple who have been together an “X” amount of years, I’d be willing to bet you can find twice as many straight couples who have remained committed to each other.

  • 2. Christopher  |  June 21, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Great post, Michael.

    Thanks for sharing it us.

  • 3. Michael Crawford  |  June 21, 2008 at 5:47 pm


    I am not trying to say that sex relationships last longer than opposite relationships. The big difference between the long-term gay couples and hetero couples is that in every state in the country the hetero couple can legally marry and it is only in two states that gay couples can marry.

    That is out and out discrimination.


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