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July 14, 2013

July 14, 2013

Waiting.
We have a certificate from a small town in Iowa showing we are legally married.
Wife and wife.
Back here in Guam, and in various states around the US, people like us play the waiting game. Despite the only law keeping my marriage from being defined as legit being claimed unconstitutional, I still have no right to claim my benefits as a military spouse like all of my heterosexual counterparts. My supervisor tried to push me to let my HR department know of my status change, to which I declined, knowing the women in the office would most likely see it as me still being single.
One big victory but it will be another couple of months before we have something to show from it.
All I want is for people like me to be treated like everyone. We bleed, we breathe, and we love all the same.
So why label us as anything lesser than human?

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