Until Michigan Gives LGBTQ Residents Their Dignity, My Partner and I Will Never Go Back


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croppedhands Our engagement rings. 10/18/12

When I received my acceptance letter for a master’s program in California, my partner and I already knew that we would leave our home state of Michigan, where we were born and raised. There was no question.

We left behind everything that we knew – family and friends, familiar sights and favorite spots, our homes and the memories made there, and made a new home in sunny California.

We had no interest in staying in a state that continually rejected us at every turn.

Today, the 6th Circuit issued a ruling upholding the same-sex marriage ban in Michigan. When I saw the ruling light up my Facebook newsfeed, I looked at my partner of three years – truly, the one that I love beyond measure, my partner in life – and was reminded of all of the reasons we made the difficult but important decision…

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One thought on “Until Michigan Gives LGBTQ Residents Their Dignity, My Partner and I Will Never Go Back

  1. Thanks for sharing this. With the mid-term election results still booming in my head I fear that the problems in Michigan and many other places in the country will only get worse. It’s not looking promising.

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