The day is getting closer …. One year “Legally Married”!!


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~~January 3, 2016~~ 

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The date was January 1, 2015

We met in college in 1969.

From the start, we both knew, there was a spark.

We were then too young and naive.

We didn’t have a name for our feelings for each other then.

As life went on, it separated us and we each went along separate ways.

I like to say, like John Lennon, “life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans“.

As each experienced the next 24 years separately, we became adults and our personalities were finally completely formed.

It was by fate, and definitely written in both our “life’s books”, when we definitely reunited in 1996.

We have been together since. 

As Florida made marriage equality the law of the state, we were married legally on January 6, 2015.

You can imagine how we felt knowing that ALL would recognize our commitment to each other.

All our years together, all our joint experiences, all the rights as a married couple would be recognized as equal to the “establishment marriage”.

Even more happiness in June 2015.

Marriage Equality … the law of the land!! 

It will soon be one full year.

We still love each other as we did when we met, we have history together, we are bound for life.

Our commitment is unwavering.

Together .. till death do us part!

HortyRex©

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It’s even better when you are each other’s first and also each other’s last.

Beyond perfection.

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To start the day ….. “Freedom to Marry: Celebrating Victory”!!


June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.

~~July 24, 2015~~ 

CELEBRATING VICTORY

It was almost one month ago today, when the Supreme Court of the United states was deliberating on the constitutionality of several issues.

The momentum for marriage equality had been steadily building and the people where waiting, rallying outside their building .. wondering about the outcome.

I wasn’t there but I was surely keeping up with the news. Suddenly, there is was ….all over social media!

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide

I never thought I would see this in my lifetime.

It was beyond happiness, it was beyond belief.

It had become the “law of the land“.

No more waiting.

Marriage equality was legal nationwide.

This is only the first step after many efforts. I’m fully aware that there’s a lot still pending to be done and achieved. Yet, this moment in time, will forever be in my heart, mind and soul. This moment is ours.

We’ve only just begun!

HortyRex©

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Freedom to Marry is an organization which campaigns for the right of same-sex couples to marry in the United States. Freedom to Marry was founded in New York City in 2003 by Evan Wolfson, whom many consider to be the father of the modern marriage movement.

According to its “Roadmap to Victory”, Freedom to Marry is working “to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage” by winning same-sex marriage for more states, growing the national majority support for same-sex marriage, and repealing the Defense of Marriage Act a law it sees as discriminatory.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_to_Marry

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It’s been a decades-long, hard-fought fight for the freedom to marry. See how we got here with this beautiful new video.

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~~Celebrating Victory~~

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Awesome Milestones ….. July 2015!!


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~~July 17, 2015~~ 

As we celebrate the freedom to marry in the U.S., we also cheer on international steps ahead – and reflect on landmark anniversaries from abroad!

Share to join in celebration.

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~Freedom to Marry’s Roadmap to Victory~

~Uploaded on Apr 7, 2011~

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Marriage is about love, commitment, and family.

Freedom to Marry’s Roadmap to Victory is the three track strategy to end marriage discrimination in the United States. Since 2004 a growing number of states and the District of Columbia have ended same sex couple exclusion from marriage. By winning more states, we’ll prove that families are helped and no one is harmed. Marriage matters to gay families and together we’ll transform momentum by asking our friends and family to stand for the Freedom to Marry.

~AND SUCCESSFUL IT WAS~

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#LoveWins … “A Celebration of the Freedom To Marry”!!


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~~July 3, 2015~~ 

WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY WOULD SAY NO TO LOVE?

How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right

The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 18, 1970, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell walked into a courthouse in Minneapolis, paid $10, and applied for a marriage license. The county clerk, Gerald Nelson, refused to give it to them. Obviously, he told them, marriage was for people of the opposite sex; it was silly to think otherwise.

Baker, a law student, didn’t agree. He and McConnell, a librarian, had met at a Halloween party in Oklahoma in 1966, shortly after Baker was pushed out of the Air Force for his sexuality. From the beginning, the men were committed to one another. In 1967, Baker proposed that they move in together. McConnell replied that he wanted to get married—really, legally married. The idea struck even Baker as odd at first, but he promised to find a way and decided to go to law school to figure it out.

Last week, June 26, 2015, the high court reversed itself and declared that gays could marry nationwide.

“Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his sweeping decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

“They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”

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The plaintiffs’ arguments in Obergefell were strikingly similar to those Baker made back in the 1970’s. And the Constitution has not changed since Baker made his challenge (save for the ratification of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment, on congressional salaries).

But the high court’s view of the legitimacy and constitutionality of same-sex marriage changed radically: In the span of 43 years, the notion had gone from ridiculous to constitutionally mandated.

TO READ THE FULL TIMELINE AND DETAILS, CLICK ON LINK BELOW

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/gay-marriage-supreme-court-politics-activism/397052/

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https://www.facebook.com/freedomtomarry.org?fref=ts

http://www.freedomtomarry.org/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/to-start-the-day-love-wins-at-the-supreme-court-new-ad/

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~~#LoveWins: A celebration of the freedom to marry~~

~~Published on Jul 2, 2015~~

In commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide, we present this celebration of love.

Because in the end, #LoveWins.

Music: L-O-V-E performed by Jayme Dee

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To start the day …. “Love Wins at the Supreme Court …. New Ad”!!


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~~June 30, 2015~~ 

FREEDOM TO MARRY HAS A NEW AD … LOVE WINS

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a historic, sweeping ruling in favor of the freedom to marry in Obergefell v. Hodges. The unprecedented decision, decades in the making, will soon bring the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the country, ending marriage discrimination once and for all.

The ruling means that same-sex couples throughout the entire nation will no longer be banned from the rights and responsibilities of marriage guaranteed by the Constitution.

Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, celebrated joyously with the thousands of Americans couples who will finally be able to share in the fundamental freedom to marry the person they love. He said:

Today’s ruling is a transformative triumph decades in the making, a momentous victory for freedom, equality, inclusion, and above all, love.

For anyone who ever doubted that we could bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice, today the United States again took a giant step toward the more perfect union we the people aspire to.

Today the Liberty Bell rings alongside wedding bells across an ocean of joy.

With the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, the justices affirmed what a super-majority of Americans had come to understand: the freedom to marry is a precious, fundamental right that belongs to all, and that same-sex couples and our families share the same dreams and needs as any others.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://www.freedomtomarry.org/blog/entry/victory-at-last-scotus-rules-for-the-freedom-to-marry-nationwide-once-and

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~~Love Wins at the Supreme Court~~

~~Published on Jun 26, 2015~~

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling overturning state bans on the freedom to marry making it possible for same-sex couples to marry across the country.

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Marriage Equality ….. “Guam: first U.S. territory with the freedom to marry”!!


Guam

~~June 7, 2015~~ 

Victory: Judge strikes down Guam’s marriage ban

Where the sun rises in the USA

Congratulate the plaintiffs and legal teams who have fought so hard to end the marriage ban in Guam, soon to be the first U.S. territory with the freedom to marry!

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By Lily Hiott-Millis
Jun 05, 2015 at 08:40 am

On June 5, a federal judge in Guam struck down the U.S. territory’s ban on marriage between same-sex couples

George W. Bush-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood ruled from the bench last night, after hearing oral arguments in a case. The case, Aguero et. al. v Calvo et. al., was brought by Loretta M. Pangelinan and Kathleen M. Aguero in April after they tried to get a marriage license and were denied.

The ruling is stayed until Tuesday, June 9, 8 am local time, which is when Judge Tydingco-Gatewood will also release her written opinion. The judge ruled in line with the 9th Circuit’s previous decision in favor of the freedom to marry in Latta v. Otter, which ended the marriage ban in Idaho, and Sevcik v. Sandoval, which ended the marriage ban in Nevada:

Guam’s marriage laws are unconstitutional because they violate the plaintiffs’ rights under the 14th amendment of the United States Constitution. Accordingly, the court shall permanently enjoin the territory of Guam and its officers … from enforcing … any laws or regulations to the extent they prohibit otherwise qualified same-sex couples from marrying in Guam.

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Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, emphasized the momentum for marriage ahead of a decision from the United States Supreme Court on the question of the freedom to marry:

Guam’s same-sex couples and their loved ones want and deserve the freedom to marry and all that marriage can bring — protections, security, and respect. We can now add Guam’s voice to the momentum across America, and hope the Supreme Court will this month ensure that no other families, and no state, are left behind.
Last May, attorneys for the government of Guam wrote that they would respect a ruling to strike down the territory’s marriage ban.

Freedom to Marry congratulates Kathleen and Loretta, as well as other same-sex couples who are finally respected in Guam, on this decision, and applauds Judge Tydingco-Gatwood for ruling on the right side of history.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.freedomtomarry.org/blog/entry/victory-judge-strikes-down-guams-marriage-ban

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At the end of the day: Marriage Equality …. “Around the Globe”!!


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~~May 23, 2015~~

#LoveWins: Historic Victory for Marriage Equality in Ireland

GLOBAL MOMENTUM 

International Progress Toward the Freedom to Marry

“The global momentum for the freedom to marry reflects and reinforces the progress we are making here in the U.S. – and we look now to the Supreme Court to bring our country to national resolution,”

Evan Wolfson said today about historic Ireland marriage vote.

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Nineteen countries have approved the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide (Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Denmark, France, Brazil, Uruguay, New Zealand, Britain, Luxembourg, Finland and Ireland), while two others have regional or court-directed provisions enabling same-sex couples to share in the freedom to marry (Mexico and the United States).

In Slovenia, Parliament approved a marriage bill in March 2015 and is headed to the president’s desk. Many other countries provide some protections for such couples. As more and more countries and parts of the United States win the freedom to marry, we see that families are helped, and communities and countries made stronger, by protecting all loving committed couples.

(Last Updated: May 2015)

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.freedomtomarry.org/pages/international-progress-toward-the-freedom-to-marry

Very interesting read. Full information on marriage equality worldwide. Countries with freedom to marry.

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~~Countries with the Freedom to Marry~~

The Netherlands: April 1, 2001

Belgium: June 1, 2003

Spain: July 3, 2005

Canada: July 20, 2005

South Africa: November 30, 2006

Norway: January 1, 2009

Sweden: May 1, 2009

Portugal: June 5, 2010

Iceland: June 27, 2010

Argentina: July 22, 2010

Denmark: June 15,2012

Brazil: May 14, 2013

France: May 29, 2013

Uruguay: August 5, 2013

New Zealand: August 19, 2013

United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland)

Luxembourg: June 18, 2014

Finland: November 28, 2014

Ireland: May 23, 2015

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#MarriageEquality around the world

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~~10 Years of the Freedom to Marry in the United States …. Momentum~~

~~Published on May 16, 2014~~

It’s been 10 years since the beginning of the freedom to marry in United States and the founding of Freedom to Marry.

Celebrate how far we’ve come with this video retrospective.

The world is going in the right direction … let’s follow suit. 

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We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!! 

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We ALL are ONE!!

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