” I’m sure that I’m not the first and hope that I won’t be the last to say this. It’s about time that the state of Illinois recognizes marriage for everyone. You two don’t need a piece of paper to validate your love but hopefully this will make some bureaucratic tasks a little easier.”
Your neighbor, Jim Flynn.
While I am very fond of Jim, we only see each other a couple of times a year. For the most part our interactions last a couple of minutes when we run into each other and consist of pleasantries and small talk.
John and I have been dating for 9 years. We live in a part of Chicago that isn’t the most supportive or sympathetic to the LGBT community.
While media outlets run mostly horror stories of LGBT discrimination and violence fueled by hatred, I figured I should share this most awesome act of kindness. It is good to have allies along the way, but even better to have friends. Cheers to Jim!