Verratti: Don’t vote on my marriage

Julie Verratti, a second-year GW Law student, expressed her disappointment in California’s passing of Proposition 8:

“As I write this, I am angry and sad because my partner, my best friend and the love of my life Emily and I were married on June 20, 2008, in San Francisco.

“This is why all of those 5.5 million votes were personal. That was my marriage that was voted on. That was my family that was judged as less than. And it was the marriages of 18,000 other newlyweds in California, and the thousands more that did not get married in time, but always wanted to one day.”

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