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Apr. 21st, 2011 07:23 pm
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And because that post was so dark, I need something to lighten my heart.

Ash and I got our domestic partnership certified by the state of Texas today. It was sudden and spontaneous because I have been fighting for the past year for my company to include domestic partnerships in their insurance. Finally. After a long battle, they finally approved.

The dp itself isn't that big of a deal. But it's a symbol for standing up for what's right. It is rare when I feel like my voice is really heard. But this week was incredible. I couldn't believe when they announced it. There were only two of us in the company fighting for this. Two of us. In a sea of a hundred. And we were heard. I wanted to stand on the county clerk's desk and shout out to everyone that I helped change the world today.

People are making a big deal about the dp. It's really not. We aren't engaged. Not married. In the state of TX, you don't get anything for a dp unless your company gives out the insurance benefits. And that's what it was for. It was for benefits. And that in itself was the big deal.

Anyway. Austin, I love you. For being the only city in the entire state of Texas to recognize same-sex couples. I love this place.
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