*Not their real names. I didn't ask if I could write publicly about them, hence the name changes.
That's not to say they are perfect. Ted, after all, is an Appalachian State grad.
They also happen to be gay and were married in New York last fall. And the state I previously called home just passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. Presumably, this is to protect the biblical sanctity of marriage.
If you want to believe in that, by all means, I have no issue with that. But I have an issue when you take your religious beliefs and codify them into law for people who may not believe the same as you do.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that all my North Carolina friends who publicly stated their position on the amendment were in favor of equality.