On October 6, 2012, D and I made a promise to God, to each other, and to our community. We committed our hopes, dreams, and lives to join with one another forever and always. In sunshine or rain, when we fall sick and when we are well, when we are rich and when we are poor. We joined together in holy marriage. And even though we have no certificate because our government will not allow it, and no rights to go along with that certificate – we celebrate and participate in the sacrament of marriage and spousal love. No matter what SCOTUS says today about DOMA and about Prop 8, our true marriage will stand. We, and LGBTQ people are going to keep loving each other, and joining together in unions, and nothing NOTHING can stop that. While we long for and pray for and need these rights bestowed to us, we know what real marriage really is, and we will continue to celebrate it with each other, with Christ, with our wonderful friends and family – and our wonderful church. We will be legally married one day. And we will celebrate that. But we were married on October 6, 2012 on a cool Autumn Saturday, surrounded by the love of friends and family, as the Lord rejoiced over us with singing. No matter what happens today, nothing changes that. Nothing.