799 Pebble Beach Ave NE Palm Bay FL United States 32905
As a lesbian who has lived in Florida, married in another state and raising a family in Florida, I am especially in tune with the struggles we have all faced by not having marriage equality in our home state for so long. I married my wife, Lisa, on two occasions, in two other states; Hawaii and California. We were excited to be one of the 18,000 couples who continued to be legally married during the turmoil in California but still missed out on legal recognition in our home state. We have worked tirelessly toward marriage equality in concert with several organizations over the past 11 years. My wife and I started a local PFLAG chapter in 2006 with the hope that we might meet other gay couples raising children. We learned so much and have met so many amazing people connected to that organization along the way. Our latest endeavor has been involvement in Space Coast Pride; I am the President and my wife is the Volunteer Coordinator. I am incredibly proud of the work both organizations do and applaud our concerted efforts along with the allied organizations in Brevard such as Brevard NOW (National Organization of Women), the Brevard DEC (Democratic Executive Committee), the SCPA (Space Coast Progressive Alliance, the ACLU, Equality Florida and others. I believe that marriage equality would not have come to our County without the work of all of these organizations and the people involved.
I am incredibly excited and exhilarated to be experiencing this historical victory and I look forward to sharing your special day!