The LA Times profiled two couples in CA. Each advocating for opposing sides in the Prop 8 struggle . Each believing that they have a personal stake in the outcome. The author of each story painted the picture of “Rich white family v. Poor gay couple” a little too neatly. However, it still provides a clear contrast, I think, to the arguments being bandied about.
*Abel and Robbie Ferreira
Says the legally married couple…
“The thing that affected me the most was knowing that my grandkids are going to be taught this ungodly and sinful act as if it’s OK,” Robbie said. “I thought from that point on, ‘No. I will fight for them. I don’t have them yet, but I’m going to fight for them.’ “
*Gordy Horton & Christopher Lewis
Says the hopefully still married couple…
“In a lifetime we both spent with no support for any of our relationships . . . it is so great to stand up in front of your friends and family, the state of California and the Pacific Ocean, and have somebody recognize it, appreciate it and celebrate it,” Lewis said. “That’s a huge deal for people like us.”