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    Posted June 26, 2013 by
    Louisville, Kentucky
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    Same-sex couples react to Supreme Court rulings

    I am NOT ashamed to Love who I Love!


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     mistergrant and his partner of more than four years hope to marry one day, but same-sex marriage isn’t recognized in their state. “As a gay man in a long-term relationship, I feel like my future is on the line, in a sense. We live in Kentucky, a state that does not recognize our relationship, and that hurts. But, with today's major rulings, we have hope. Our plan has always been to eventually move to California, but it would be wonderful to marry here, with our friends and family around us,” he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    My partner Jason & I have been together for over 4 years, and we look forward to the day when we can share the same rights and privileges as heterosexual couples. Today's decisions are great strides towards those hopes, but we're well-aware there are many battles ahead. I was not expecting to feel so emotional this morning, but I cannot stop thinking about how much I love this man, and how I want to be his husband someday. Kentucky does not yet recognize gay marriage, but maybe one day, they will. We love each other, and we look forward to growing old together. So what makes our desire to feel the same level of security and protection from a government we contribute to so wrong? Hopefully, today's rulings will push us all closer to a world where that question is no longer relevant.

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