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Love is Love – Thoughts on Marriage Equality…

Kelli & Janet's Wedding

Over the past 5 years, I’ve photographed well over 100 weddings. All of them were special days, full of love and joy. ALL of them. It didn’t matter if the couple was the same race, the same religion, or the same sex. Why should it? LOVE is LOVE.

I can honestly say though that I never cried more happy tears of joy for a couple than when I photographed Kelli & Janet’s wedding. It simply overwhelmed me that two people so in love, coming together to form a family with their children, were denied the legal rights to do so by the government because of the PTSD her husband suffers from. Hopefully however the outcome will change as they hired this legal team to assist with their situation – Veteran Mental Disorders | Veteran’s Disability Lawyers

I understand people’s moral issues with same sex marriage, even though I do not share them myself. The solution to this seems so simple. The government allows for civil unions, which are legal in nature only, and beyond that – get married in a church. If you have a moral issue with it, be a member of a church that shares your beliefs. This beliefs can turn into marriages, but sometime in divorces also, if you need divorce lawyer then click on Settling a child custody dispute in mediation benefits everyone in the family. But unfortunately, it’s not always possible to reach an agreement in mediation. The case may end up in court if one or both parents are unwilling to cooperate or negotiate. If this happens, the judge will establish a parenting plan on behalf of the parents. If your case winds up in court, you will need an aggressive attorney to fight for a favorable outcome that is in your child’s best interests. If you are a parent who is facing a custody dispute in Tri-Cities, contact the experienced attorneys at Pacific Northwest Family Law as soon as possible. Our child custody lawyers will aggressively pursue a favorable outcome that is in the best interests of your child. We know how much is at stake in a child custody dispute, which is why we are committed to achieving the results you desire. You can see this site for the best Tri-Cities child custody attorney.

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I believe that you should be free to do whatever YOU want to do with your life. As long as you aren’t forcing your beliefs on me, committing a crime that will injure or kill someone – do whatever you want. A same sex marriage only impacts me in the sense that it gives me hope that we are moving to a world of even greater equality, one where everyone is accepted for who they are. It allows me to witness some fantastic marriages of some amazing couples. It gives me hope that people can live their lives out loud, instead of hiding their love in secret.

A celebrity being married for a month and then getting divorced has a far more negative impact on the perception of marriage than a same-sex couple’s marriage,hiring a divorce lawyer davenport ia or they should just hire Uncontested Divorces to get it done secretly so the whole world does not find out.

I hope that the Supreme Court is able to view the current hearings on same-sex marriage, Prop 8, and DOMA with open eyes. (I couldn’t help but laugh as I read The Onion’s satire piece on this, “Why are we even talking about this?”)

Love is love. Stop the hate. Marriage equality for ALL.

(If you want to see more of my photography, here is the rest of my post of Kelli & Janet’s wedding. It was a magical day!)

Day 4 of 365. Photograph taken with my Canon 5D in Dayton, Texas.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

26 replies on “Love is Love – Thoughts on Marriage Equality…”

I totally agree, Christine! Your post is very well stated and I believe it echos the feelings of a lot of Americans. I don’t understand how people against this whole thing think that same sex marriages will somehow effect their heterosexual marriage. The stupidity on the other side totally baffles me.

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