I listened as folks shared their stories .... most together 20plus years before the SCOTUS ruling allowing them the opportunity to marry- and have that marriage recognized in Tn. Some in the room I knew as former Catholics. I looked at them in awe that they had been able to reconcile God's love for them- even though the church of their birth had called them 'objectively disordered'
I sat behind a friend who lost her wife a few years ago...(no they never married, but that is what the relationship was, and she died before the ruling.) and saw her tears. Why my church can't see the worth in these relationships is totally beyond me. We want our straight kids to find a partner-love each other til the grave and beyond. Why would we not want this for all our children. A husband or wife for good times and bad.