Date of Commitment - June 1980
"When we began our lives together, there was no thought in our minds that marriage would ever be an option. Our relationship has survived for over thirty years primarily as a result of our commitment to each other. Without a doubt, though, the support of our families and friends has made this much easier.
The world has changed a lot in that time. Many nations now recognize same-sex marriages. While our government now recognizes us as a couple in virtually all areas (particularly where it is in their economic benefit to do so), they still refuse to view our relationship as a partnership worthy of their formal recognition.
The time has come to end this last bastion of discrimination, and give us the right to publicly celebrate our relationship through marriage."