Charlie and Jack had been together for 36 years, falling in love at a time when such an alliance was still whispered about in tones of condemnation and a gathering of this sort could not have been imagined, much less celebrated.
Their relationship had not been easy on their families. It had taken Jack’s daughter several years to forgive him for leaving, yet today there they all were, and it was that very same daughter who would be walking him down the aisle, while Charlie would be escorted by his 89-year-old father.
As the music began, the minister stood at the altar ready to bless their union in the name of God and country; marriage equality had finally become the law of the land.
The Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of DOMA. Both President Obama and President Clinton, who signed the discriminatory bill into law in 1996, have appealed to the Court to finally right this injustice by declaring it unconstitutional. We can only wait, hope and pray that they will do the right thing.
This post from the Five Sentence Fiction prompt “whisper.”