Five years ago, on May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled that excluding same-sex couples from marriage violated the California Constitution. NCLR—lead counsel for some plaintiffs in the case—played a key role in making this victory possible. In the six months that followed, more than 18,000 couples in California honored their love and commitment to each other by saying “I do” before their family and friends. The following November, California voters passed Proposition 8—the measure that stripped the right to marry from same-sex couples in the state.
As we celebrate the United States Supreme Court decision on June 26, 2013 that put an end to Prop 8 and restored the freedom to marry in California, we want to honor, respect, and celebrate the fifth wedding anniversaries of the 18,000 couples who were married in 2008. We are launching a photo campaign to celebrate those anniversaries. Here’s how we’re hoping you will participate:
• Email us your favorite wedding photo—send it to Media@NCLRights.org—from your 2008 wedding day in California;
• Include the names of both you and your spouse;
• Don’t forget to include your anniversary date;
• Please submit your photos at least one week in advance of your anniversary date to give staff enough time to create your image.
We’ll style them similarly to the above photo and then share them on your anniversary date on NCLR’s Facebook page. What better way to celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary than by sharing the joy of one of your happiest moments?