April 21st is the day I married Jennie in 1990.
April 21st is the day I registered my relationship with Michael in 2010.
It’s now 2012, two years on.
Those two sentences are still miles apart. I’m still not able to say I married Michael.
You can see my story of our registration here.
I started this blog to write about things in my life, and mostly that’s what I do. I find that more and more I use it to express my views about equality. Despite not wanting to marry again, it’s clear to me that I feel very passionately about the right to be treated equally. I’m not a second class citizen because of my sexuality.
My relationship with Michael continues to grow and develop. We maneuver our way around each other as we settle in a life that brings me happiness, joy, frustration, anger, bliss and a deep sense of satisfaction.
It was only a week ago as I stood waiting for Michael that I discovered myself smiling broadly as he came into view. What is it about the man that a mere five minutes apart makes me beam when I see him again?
I’m delighted to share life with Michael. It’s grouse.
Today only marks the second anniversary of our registration, it’s not a celebration. If we mark an anniversary, it’s the day that we meet. We’ll be four years in November. That’s something to get excited about.