In honor of November being “Gratitude Month,” we asked our Facebook followers to share what they are thankful for this year. Below are some of the responses from our supporters:
I am thankful that the 23 years of being separated by the Pond from my love Thomas has ended. Married in Michigan 22nd March 2014 - Green Card arrived 12 August! We must keep up the good fight so all citizens in every State including Michigan have equal Marriage rights.
I'm thankful for my grandmother and her forever love. I'm thankful that love always wins! I'm thankful that we might soon have an end to AIDS. I'm thankful and hopeful for the future.
I am thankful to be on the right side of history.
I am thankful to have a voice and not be afraid to use it.
Peg Miller Page
Being together 22 years my wife and I were married Oct 17, the first couple in our country on the first day of marriage equality in Arizona! Happiest day of our lives! Now worrying about SCOTUS!!!! Can our marriage be annulled????
I am grateful for Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer. May the latter rest in peace.
I am thankful for the unconditional love from Amanda and her (our) son Isaac. The respect of my mother. The courage of my father, and the love and support from my family and friends who love me for me. That knowing more about me hasn't changed me, but had only shed more light on who I really am. I am not afraid to be ME!
Bruce M. Barton
This would have marked my spouse and my 38th anniversary. He passed away suddenly in 2011 ten days before our 35th celebration and not a day goes by that my heart is not filled with amazing memories. Bruce Harmon was a solid man, out since high school, an activist and mover shaker. He was the first openly gay man to serve as a trustee for the elementary school board and when he ran for election received all but 35 votes, well over 5,000. When any of us have the chance to make our world better--do it-- When we find "the one" hold on with both hands and give from your inner self. We did not have the opportunity to marry, but you do!!!! Keep working--stay active--when one of us is oppressed, we all are!! God Bless you.
I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL WHO SUPPORT EQUALITY.. I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL THE MANY LESSONS I'VE LEARNED ON THIS JOURNEY. I AM THANKFUL THAT ALTHOUGH OHIO DOES NOT RECOGNIZE GAY MARRIAGE WEST VIRGINIA DOES AND ON NOVEMBER 3RD 2014 I WAS ABLE TO MARRY MY BEST FRIEND. LAST BUT NOT LEAST I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO FOUGHT TO GIVE US THESE RIGHTS.
I am incredibly grateful to the Supreme Court for undoing a major part of DOMA last year, which led to my state's marriage equality and our marriage after 17 years together. Also to the US gov't for recognizing our marriage, giving us federal benefits, including joint filing for taxes. Also to our insurance company, which allowed me to move over onto my husband's insurance for a mere extra $200 a month, instead of the nearly $1100 a month I would've had to pay otherwise with my own policy. I'm also grateful to our county for allowing us as a married couple who are both war veterans to forego property taxes. Life is grand with marriage equality!
Tammy Renee Osborn
I'm grateful that my three daughters are part of a generation where we won't have to fight over equal marriage and it's just plain marriage. Gender specifications not required.