MUSIC PLAYING MALE SPEAKER: Can I tell you something? MALE SPEAKER: Yeah. MALE SPEAKER: He’s not just my friend. FEMALE SPEAKER: I am so proud of you. ELLEN DEGENERES: There have been moments in history when.
Someone has had the courage to stand up for what they believe in, and that one action changes everything. MUSIC PLAYING MALE SPEAKER: DOMA is gone. MUSIC PLAYING MALE SPEAKER: Well here we are! MALE SPEAKER: It gets better.
MALE SPEAKER: I’m a marine. And I’m also gay. FEMALE SPEAKER: I am living proof that all things are possible.
ProudToLove Celebrating Marriage Equality and LGBT Pride Month
Ok. I kid you not, as soon as I turned on the camera my heart just like immediately started beating really hard. But I’m going to deal with it because I have something to tell you guys. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time I just felt like I couldn’t. I felt like it was my fault. I needed to learn to love myself before I could expect other people to love me for that.
Why am I ashamed of who I am? I’m not quot;passingquot; as anything, I’m quot;being.quot; I’m about to tell my mom. I’m kind of like freaking out right now. We just wanted to like call and. and tell you. Because I’m tired of hiding and tired of lying by omission. Dad, I’m gay.
It feels so good to say that. .it feels so good. Do you still love me? I still love you, son. Nothing would stop me from loving you, my dear. I love you kid. I love you too. I feel nothing but support from the people around me.
Why should they be denied the right to share their life together? You are voting for the first time in the history of our state, to codify discrimination into our constitution. I hope you will stand on the right side of history. My son is not an issue, he is a person just like you. It is time. It is time to give our loving gay and lesbian couples the right to a marriage license. quot;Ayesquot; 33. quot;Naysquot; 29.
*Cheering* Today I finally get to look at the man that I love and finally say, will you please marry me? Every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society. Do you promise to be a respectful and loving companion?.
I do. I do. I do. I do. You may now kiss the bride. The grooms may kiss.