Finally - To be a legal, equal couple, committed and in love with each other just like any other married couple.
When I checked my news feed and saw the ruling to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states my first thought was "oh that really happened? Huh..." You see the whole marriage battle had been a bit of a sore subject for me... I have fought all my life just to be accepted as who I am, just trying to be accepted in society, treated equally and fairly. Why should it matter who I love or commit to be my life partner, my spouse, husband. Never mind the whole separation of church and state factor. I think I had become somewhat passé about the whole same sex, gay marriage issue, or so I thought.
This is because when Justin and I married May 28, 2004, when it initially became legal in Oregon, it was to show officially my life commitment to Justin before my family and friends and as is the custom to have our union blessed by the church and legal for the benefits and protections that come with the institution of marriage. To be a legal, equal couple, committed and in love with each other just like any other married couple. A very happy moment in our relationship.
I am an upbeat energetic individual and believe most people would describe me as being easy-going, patient, and tech savvy. In my youth I was a “tinkerer” and hence have grown up to be handy with most gadgets and computer tasks.
I am often called upon by my friends, family, and co-workers to help with technical, electronic or a computer related problems which I am very good at helping with. I have the ability to speak in laymen everyday terms and have a patient show how attitude.