One year ago today, Anne and I spent an extraordinary day at the County Clerk’s offices in Washtenaw and Oakland counties, watching as some of the 300+ same-sex couples were legally married for the first time in our state’s history. You can revisit that day with us in the post (HERE) that we put up featuring many of Anne’s outstanding photographs.
We even got to see Judith Levy, the first openly-gay federal judge in the 6th Circuit Court perform the first ceremony of the day in Washtenaw County:
1st same-sex marriage in Washtenaw Cty being officiated by the 1st openly gay 6th Circuit federal judge Judith Levy pic.twitter.com/7UNJHUFcsE
— Chris Savage (@Eclectablog) March 22, 2014
As a follow-up to that day, Anne did an interview with Connie Greer and Diane VanDorn, two women from our hometown of Dexter who Anne had shadowed the day they were married to document their experience. You can see the photos of Connie and Diane in Anne’s piece “More than just security for your family, a marriage license gives same-sex couples a feeling of legitimacy.“.
Anne recently caught up with Connie and Diane. They have since moved to Ann Arbor with their four kids, and have spent a year living together as a legally-married couple. They tell their beautiful story accompanied by more of Anne’s tremendous photos in the third installment of “The Big Picture” here at Eclectablog.
It is titled “Just. So. Regular.” Click the image below to get started.
Click the image to get started.