“We love New Jersey,” David and Rich, a New Jersey same-sex couple forced to travel to New York to marry, say. In this beautiful video that’s as much an ad for marriage equality as it is for Barbara Buono, NJ Governor Chris Christie‘s Democratic opponent, the loving couple talk about how they met, and how they are “victims” of Christie’s national ambitions.
“Because of Christie’s veto of the very early and very courageous passage of gay marriage in New Jersey, it’s like the DOMA decision didn’t happen for people in New Jersey — we’re still second-class citizens.”
“We’re living in the third world of equality.”
“If Barbara wins the election then we can be sure that she would, in fact, sign the legislation,” the couple, completing each other’s sentences, say. They call this a “sacred moment, because we’ve spent our lives not being included.”
David and Rich, together for a decade, talk about their committment to the Garden State, to a house, to paying taxes, and most of all, to each other, for life. “And no matter what, I’m here.”
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