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Sun May 25, 2014 at 07:57 AM PDT

My "Gay" Marriage Diary

by BludevlsAdvocate

       I had been planning on writing this diary for a while, but could not bring myself to sit down and do it until now.  In fact, Dave in Northridge’s diary from Thursday caused me to finally think of the things I wanted to say and spurred me on to do it.
    Gary and I are from a smallish town in eastern North Carolina, also known as one of the most benighted regions of this country.  These are the people who elected Jesse Helms time and again, and have installed a governor and legislature who have made North Carolina a laughing stock of the country.
    We met in 2005 after he moved back to our town from Charlotte.  We dated, and eventually moved in together.  The notion of getting married, though, didn't really cross our minds.  It was somewhat unheard of, and a seemingly futile gesture, as North Carolina would NEVER recognize our marriage, and at that point, we never thought the federal government would either.

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My ex and I have been divorced for 7 years now, but get along very well, especially as it relates to our 3 kids.  She called to let me know that she was taking our youngest to the Urgent Care for a sore throat.

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