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Fighting for marriage equality

Brandy Saucedo-Ceballos July 25th, 2012

Thank you for the article “Wedding Bell Blues” (Clifton Adcock, July 11, Oklahoma Gazette). Oklahoma couple Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop’s fight for marriage equality is a powerfully current subject on, in my humble opinion, a very simple human rights issue.

Their fight is very inspiring to me and my family. I am proud to be a gay woman, an Oklahoman, and to be present during this great time of change. A time where we get to witness our leaders stand up against deep-rooted biases, where our neighbors courageously fight to have their relationship recognized by the state, and where I am safe to simply walk hand-in-hand with my partner on city streets.

Thank you, Sharon and Mary. Thank you for standing up, demanding recognition, and encouraging us all to raise our voices for change. I can’t speak for the community as a whole, but as for me and my family, you are admired, supported, and hopefully soon, will be rewarded with the right to be legally wed in this beautiful state we call “home.”

—Brandy Saucedo-Ceballos, Oklahoma City

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