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My mom's gay wedding

Washington Post
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November 3, 2012
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She wanted me to know how pleased she was that we had decided not to get married in New York or Massachusetts, because her physical challenges would prevent travelling to the wedding. She was glad it would be in Washington so that she could attend! She wondered aloud what we would wear. This really was going to be her gay wedding.

The arc of her journey was one in which fear, anger and disillusionment over having a gay son had been replaced with pride, tenderness and hope. It mirrors the journeys that tens of millions of Americans are making about marriage equality.

Robert V. Taylor writes about his mother's desires to see her son be married to the love of his life. While published in the Washington Post, with a strong Maryland readership, Taylor is actually writing about Washington State, which is also voting on marriage equality.