Never have I experienced such profundity and beauty as in the expressions of love I witnessed on February 9, 2015, when marriage equality reached several counties in my home state of Alabama.
The probate judges of the other counties remain in their religious backed bigotry, as ordered by Alabama Chief Justice (and wannabe pastor) Roy Moore. But among the counties taking the big step in the direction of progress was, Montgomery County. When my fiancé, Stacey Morris, was contacted by members of the ACLU Alabama and asked to come to Montgomery to show the support, we sprang into action. That Sunday night was spent making signs and preparing for a long day and at 7:00 am we left our small duplex in Opelika and set out for Montgomery.