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Lead plaintiffs in Proposition 8 case share a triumphant day in the spotlight with their families

It’s been a mighty busy and exciting day.

I’ve just gotten back from a Prop. 8 rally in West Hollywood and will be writing about it soon.

First, I want to share another story I wrote from this morning’s press conference in downtown LA where the lead plaintiffs in the Prop. 8 court case, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, were supported in a very public way by their families.

Zarillo’s parents joined him and Katami on the stage while Perry and Stier’s twin teenaged were there for their moms.

Here is an excerpt from a story I wrote today:

Kris Perry and Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo share more than being the lead plaintiff’s in the legal case to overturn California’s Proposition 8.

Each admitted on Tuesday that growing up, getting married was something they dared not dream about.

‘I grew up afraid of who I really was, afraid to come out, afraid to fall in love, afraid to dream a future that would include not only joy, but heartbreak and disappointment,’ Perry said at a press conference shortly after a U.S. Appeals Court ruled that California’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

‘I did not let myself want to have a family because I could not imagine how that dream would ever become a reality,’ added Perry who hopes to marry Stier before their twin sons graduate from high school next year.

See the rest of the story at Gay Star News.


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