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My partner and I have been together for nearly 8 years, and were married this past summer, though it is not legally recognized in Oregon. While some of our family members were hesitant to participate in the ceremony at first due to their religious beliefs, we have found that our family as a whole has been strengthened by the commitment that we made to each other that day. Our family, even those who are hesitant to embrace same-sex marriage, now considers us to be a committed, loving family. My mother-in-law in particular is now supportive of our strong desire to have children. Our marriage, though not currently legal, has strengthened our relationship and our family tremendously. Why should this wonderful experience be denied to some couples based not on love or commitment, but on gender?
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