And in the end, the left was right

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Well, after all the predictions that we were going to get something different out of the court – about how they’d decide, about when they’d announced, about who’d write the decision, about how the numbers would split – in the end, we got an announcement the day they’d announced similar decisions twice before, written by a justice who’d written those same decisions and a split from a divided court along predictable lines. But, unlike Windsor two years ago, when the 26th fell on a Wednesday (not that that had stopped anyone from celebrating), this year the court was nice enough to release on a Friday. In our favor.

Pam and Nicole, 2 of the Ohio plaintiffs, traveled to DC for the decision and were kind enough to take part in this project. Grayden and Orion, not pictured, are both off-the-charts adorable. That’s Spencer Perry behind them, and if you squint extra hard you can see Kris and Sandy way in the back.

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I waited too long to go to the lockers after the decision was read, so I wasn’t able to run out the front doors right away with the first viewing group and I got “stuck” behind with the plaintiffs while security waited for some of the crowds to disperse. It wasn’t intentional on my part, but it meant I was able to get some interesting behind-the-scenes photos. To wit:


Oh hey there John Becker

Oh hey there John Becker

Enough court! Party time!

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This happened:


But before it got really dark, there was this:







Nellie’s! Town! Marriage! Friends! Angelina’s pizza!








SAGE Metro DC had their annual summer pool party the next night

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Hurray for supportive parents Fred and Marge!


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I brought my camera with me Sunday morning, just for fun. I found this trio chillin’ in A-town. We’re everywhere.

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I don’t know what, if anything, this blog will be now that marriage is here, but the “road to marriage equality” series is certainly complete. Creating this has been quite the ride (literally, with trains 🚄 and buses 🚌!) and I’ve had a blast. Thank you for being a part of it, however you were! 😍


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