Marriage Matters to Corey and Matthew
Does marriage matter to you too? Please join Corey and Matthew in signing the Freedom to Marry Pledge!
Marriage is the ultimate expression of commitment and responsibility to the person you love. It says "we're family" in a way that no other word can -- and there are many ways that only marriage can allow you protect and care for the people you love.
By signing this pledge, I am joining the thousands of Oregonians who support extending civil marriage to committed gay and lesbian couples.
I pledge to talk with friends and family about why marriage matters to all of us.
Corey: When Matt proposed, after the excitement settled, I suddenly realized we are engaged to be what? Then the anger kicked in because marriage inequality hit close to home. Then, as we announced our engagement, we had to deal with the, "oh, are you going to fly somewhere to do a 'little' ceremony, etc."
Matthew: Besides the hundreds of economic benefits marriage affords us, what it really comes down to is. . . now what? My mom was super excited and she asked whether I was going to Iowa or Massachusetts. Haha, I was like, well I want to get married here, surrounded by friends and family.