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Larry & Randy: What Marriage Equality Is All About

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer on December 8, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, the new gentlemanly faces of marriage equality

Meryl Schenker Photography

As the Supreme Court announced it would take on two same-sex marriage cases this term — the watershed moment for marriage rights in this country coming in March 2013 — hundreds of Washington state residents lined up for licenses to wed when discrimination evaporates on Sunday.

Photojournalist Meryl Schenker shared this incredible photo of what seems like an amazing, adorable couple picking up their license:

One month after Washington State voters approved the state’s marriage equality law in Ref. 74, same-sex couples get marriage licenses for the first time on December 6th, 2012. At around 1:30am, Larry Duncan, 56, left, and Randy Shepherd, 48, from North Bend, Wash. got their marriage license. The two plan to wed on December 9th, the first day it is possible for them to wed in a church in Washington State. They have been together for 11 years. Originally from Dallas, Texas, they moved here 7 years ago because it’s more gay friendly. Randy is a computer programer and Larry is a retired psychology nurse.

This is what it’s all about. Real people. Real, loving couples.

But which one is the ZZ Top and which is the ZZ Bottom? (Sorry, couldn’t resist an easy joke — c’mon, we kid ’cause we care!)

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[MaddowBlog via Short Form Blog]

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