Derence Kernek and Ed Watson have been together for forty years, after meeting on campus back in the day. But you’ll know more about that in just a moment when you press play on the video below.
The thing we want to hammer home here is that while the merits and legalities of same-sex marriage are debated and slowed to a crawl by those who would see our relationships remain unequal in the eyes of the law – this couple is fighting against time to marry before Ed’s Alzheimer’s progresses to the point where he cannot even remember the day.
The couple admits that Ed has more bad days than good already. If they are not permitted to legally marry desperately soon, they will lose the ability to forever. We dare you not to tear up as you watch their tragic tale. Ed and Derence can’t be the only couple in the country going through something like this. If it’s happening to them, it’s happening to others. And it’s not fair. It’s not right.
Please take a moment to share this love story if it moves you to do so. It perfectly illustrates that marriage equality is necessary NOW.