Missouri State Highway Patrolman Capt. Dennis Engelhard and his partner Kelly Glossip were together in a loving relationship for fifteen years, until Dennis Engelhard's untimely death on Christmas Day in 2005 while on duty. The couple also have a seventeen year old son.
President Barack Obama wrote a passionate commentary expressing his full support of The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and the need for congress to pass the bill. The op-ed by President Obama was published in The Huffington Post.
After hours upon hours of testimony from Hawaii citizens, and debate the Hawaii House has passed marriage equality. The legislation passed a concurrance vote in the Senate, and is onto Governor Neil Abercrombie, who has said he will sign the bill into law.