Two Sentences

Sometimes two sentences is all it takes to make you cry.

The couple who received the very first marriage license, though, was Jane Abbott Lighty, 77, and Pete-e Peterson, 85, who have been together over 35 years. They met on a blind date in 1977 and believed they would die before they could legally wed.

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6 comments to Two Sentences

  • 1
    MacCrocodile says:

    If I’m going to make it a day without crying, everyone is going to need to stop talking about Jane and Pete-e for a while.
    Ah hell, here I go again.

  • 2
    Mrs. Chili says:

    I can’t get enough of all the glorious pictures coming out of Washington equality.  The world is a better place today.

  • 3
    clayton says:

    Many people who oppose marriage equality do so because they argue that gay and lesbian relationships are intrinsically unstable, so they’re no point in G&L couples getting married, because they’re just going to break up, anyway.  Thank you, Jane and Pete-e, for proving them wrong.

  • 4
    Chris M says:

    Now I’m all verklempt!

  • 5
    Emma says:

    Have you seen Macklemore’s Tiny Desk Concert performance yet? I watched it this morning for the first time and it makes me think of all the love in Washington State right now, and how very proud I am of all the Washingtonians I hold so dear. Also I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such exuberant, boyish joy as Haggerty displays in this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrEJmvuKSwo
     

  • 6
    Don Jordan says:

    When will the rest of America just learn to simply follow Massachusett’s lead ?  1st to toss out the British, have public schools and libraries, and about 10 years ago, a Black governor, (recently reelected, BTW) a female Atty. General, single payer universal health care for ALL residents, medical marijuana, and legalized same gender marriage for all ! And, its been illegal to be prejudice against any person based upon gender identity and preference for decades. Now, if we could just do something about this winter weather….

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