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Today I'm proud to be a Californian because I live in a state that has ruled that each of us has the constitutional right "to establish a legally recognized family with a person of one's choice."

The first time I saw him I knew we'd be friends. I was at my first Texas high school football game. Though September, the summer heat lingered, making it at least 90 degrees in the stands. The spectacle of the entire population of Alice, Texas, both Anglo and Mexican, joined in one loud roar of support for their team was something I had never experienced in my "regular" life on Naval Air Stations.

The cheerleaders were yelling their cheers in heavily south-Texas accented dialect. I thought it was hilarious, but I joined in, thrilled at hearing myself participate in such a conventional thing.

Then I saw him.

Jenn, aka JeSais from Solana Beach
May 16, 2008 at 11:07 PM
that was a beautiful post and tribute to a friend. much nicer than my smart alec post :-)

Chuck from Escondido, CA
May 17, 2008 at 02:23 AM
Wonderful post. Thank you very much for sharing those memories.

Aaron from Hillcrest
May 20, 2008 at 08:18 PM
I appreciate reading such a thoughtful and sincere post; thanks for reminding us of what's important in life!

Tim from Los Angeles
May 20, 2008 at 09:21 PM
Thank you for that one. You Rock!

Anthony from Utah
June 18, 2008 at 08:18 PM
It is unfortunate that you feel lucky to live in a state where judges feel they have greater voice than the voting populace! The corrupt nature of their decision is a shocking (but not surprising, coming from CA) turn of events, considering their power is to interpret law, not overthrow it! The voice of the people will be loud and clear in November, and the sanctity of marriage between man and woman will once again be protected under law by the voice of the people!

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