The hard fought battle began over ten years ago, with Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, both of Tulsa. They filed for a marriage license in Tulsa County and were denied by the County Clerk. The battle has raged on for a decade and came to a sweet climax today as the couple married at 5:00p.m. in Tulsa.
It is indeed a good day to be gay in Tulsa. Our rights have been made equal and although there will still be battles to wage, because homophobia did not disappear today, we can move into the future knowing we have the same rights as any married couple in this state.
I will not even go into what our Governor, I should say the Governor of some, because she is not a Governor, who stands for all in Oklahoma, had to say today. It was the same useless; we stand alone song she has sung for far too long. Even she, will not take away this momentous win from us.
I cannot think of a better day for this to happen. This is Anti-Bullying month as well as the anniversary of the day Matthew Shepard was attacked in Laramie. I know his memory is fueling us on, and we will continue to fight for the rights of all those oppressed. Equality is a right, not a luxury to be handed out to only those felt deserving.
Change is in the air, and I for one am one Happily Married Gay Tulsan.