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Kathy Belge

Coming Out in Support of Marriage Equality

By December 6, 2012

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Kathy Belge with Patricia LeeOne of the most touching things this morning when I went up to Vancouver, Washington to witness the gay and lesbian couples lined up to get marriage licenses was seeing all the people who came out to support. Volunteers from local churches set up tables to serve coffee and pastries, a harp player serenaded the couples and a photographer took pictures of the couples as they left with their marriage licenses. On my way out, I met Patricia Lee. Patricia is a straight 82-year-old woman who lives in the neighborhood and she was so excited about same-sex marriage becoming legal, she had to come over to show her support. Patricia and I chatted for a moment and she told me why she felt the need to come out and show her support.

Maggie Parker

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December 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm
(1) ann says:

What a touching picture and story. That is a novel way to get support.

December 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm
(2) Lucy says:

That was very touching.

December 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm
(3) Krystal says:

Aww, that is so awesome! We need more supporters like this sweet lady. And the only way we can do that is by supporting them. Loving people is the way to go; you get love back that way. <3

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