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Friday evening, I went to the first same-sex marriage that I've attended. The Supreme Court ruling in June made same-sex marriage legal in Ohio.
Grace and Tucker had a swim coach in high school who lived with her partner. The two had been married before in another state, before a court had struck down that state's marriage law.
Now, they are married in Ohio and throughout the country.
The two walked down the aisle holding hands with their 12-year-old daughter.
On the way back down the aisle, with her parents married to each other, tears dripped down their daughter's cheeks.
I thought nothing else about the fact that two women married each other, until Earl and I were leaving, after eating, drinking and dancing.
We stopped to congratulate Leslie.
"You two have always been lovely to us," she said.
That's when it struck me that there must have been others who weren't lovely to them. People who judged them or shut them out because they were two women in love with each other.
That made me so sad.
I hope that one day soon, the expectation will be that everyone treats each other with respect, no matter what kind of relationship they're in .