We know we're not the only ones anxiously holding our breath for the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on two landmark cases dealing with marriage equality, expected by the end of June. To help combat some of the anxiety, we thought we'd round up some of the most touching lesbian wedding videos to keep our hearts warm as we wait for the long arm of justice and equality to reach us.
We'll be watching the Supreme Court like a hawk, so in the meantime, you should watch these videos and take comfort in the fact that this kind of love is unbeatable. We're going to win this fight. If not today, then this month. If not this month, then this year. If it takes another ten years, we will win this fight.
And then we will keep fighting.
The first video we're posting is near and dear to this reporter's heart — as a native Coloradan, I was excited to see my home state finally recognize civil unions this May. Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality in 2006, so civil unions are the closest gay and lesbian Coloradans can get for the moment — unless, of course, the Supreme Court rules that such amendments are unconstitutional… Which seems unlikely given the nature of the cases before them, which deal with California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. But hey, a girl can dream, right?
In any case, this video from statewide equality organization One Colorado highlights a few of the hundreds of LGBT couples who got unionized the first day they could in the Mile High State, including the very first same-couple to be licensed, Fran and Anna Simon of Denver. With their six-year-old son Jeremy at their side, the couple's union was officiated by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, as the family was surrounded by a crush of friends, supporters, and reporters eager to document the historic moment. Watch it below:
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