“My parents have been married for 45 years and I always knew that was something that I wanted. I want our children to say, ‘My daddies are married.’ We wanted to feel like a complete package.” — Eric LaBonté
This week’s cover story, ‘How Gay Marriage Won,’ explores the dramatic cultural shift towards recognizing same-sex unions. We’re asking our followers to share their stories and photos with us.
Why is marriage important to you? Share a photo that symbolizes your commitment to each other — whether it’s a wedding photo, a picture of your family or just an image that captures your love for one another. Post your photo to Tumblr using the hashtag #TIMEGayMarriage and you could appear on TIME.com
Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms… Straight marriage hasn’t changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can’t marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.
My photography is the voice of those I have portrayed. It shows that the things we share are far more important than that which separates us; that we must learn to appreciate the diversity and acknowledge the universal.
If we heed this, we can aspire to forge change not only for ourselves, but for others. We must dare to dream and accomplish great things, as we can soar as high as we hope.
“Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.” Winston Churchill