As long as there is hope, have the battle is won.
Bad News: On May 8, 2012, North Carolina voters approved Amendment 1, which states marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.
Great News: On May 9, 2012, President Barak Obama declared his support for gay marriage during a sit-down interview. On Sunday, prior to Obama’s interview, Vice President Joseph Biden stated that he was personally comfortable with same-sex marriage. These acts of political bravery have been a major victory for the LGBT community.
I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married. – President Barack Obama
Wedding Planning Updates
Last Friday, Cori and I ventured to Astoria, NY to meet with a potential hairstylist and make-up artist, Jen Washburn, owner of Styled by Jen. While looking for wedding vendors, Cori and I would often seek out individuals who were offbeat and laid-back, but still brilliant at his or her trade. Jen was everything we were looking for and so much more! We had excellent chemistry and Jen uses MAC make-up, which was an added bonus. Cori and I had so much fun getting our hair and make-up done and taking photos of each other.We decided to hire Jen to do our hair and make-up, as well as the hair and make-up for our bridal party, which would be gift from us. A little pampering here and there always seems like an excellent investment!
Today is also a very special day because my beautiful fiancée turned 26th years young!
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