Though marriage equality won’t take effect in Illinois until June 2014, one couple with special circumstances will marry early.
Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert have been together for five years, ever since a first date at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Gray has been fighting cancer since 1996 and likely will not live until June. A federal court in Illinois has ordered that the couple be married immediately.
“I have two cancers, bone and brain and I just had chemo today - I am so happy to get this news. I’m excited to be able to marry and take care of Pat, my partner and my family, should I pass.”
"The court recognized that Vernita and Pat should not be denied the freedom to marry simply because of the arbitrary nature of the start date of the new law," added John Knight, LGBT Project Director at the ACLU of Illinois. "Their love deserves the dignity of marriage now and there is simply no justification for forcing them to wait."
Don’t cry. Don’t cry. Crying everywhere.
Why You Shouldn’t Donate to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers | Bil Browning via The Bilerico Project
It’s Salvation Army bell-ringing season again, so here’s your friendly reminder NOT to drop your dollars in their red buckets this year. Check The Week and Chicago Pride for information about the charity’s history of anti-gay behavior, including its most recent offenses. The Bilerico Project has suggestions for organizations you can give to instead, or you can track down a local secular charity in your area.(via gaywrites)
Marriage equality took effect in Hawaii shortly after midnight on Monday. Here are a few of the happy couples who got married the minute they could. Congratulations, all! (via AL.com)
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