Troy Gaspard and Victor Krummenacher

Why we waited -- too long

In our hearts, we knew that Proposition 8 was likely to pass -- Californians keep shooting themselves in the head

OPINION The California Supreme Court's landmark ruling in May finally allowed same-sex couples their constitutional rights to marry. This was justice for the 4,000 same-sex couples issued marriage licenses in San Francisco from Feb. 12 to March 11, 2004. We were lucky to be one of those couples — but within five months the courts had voided all 4,000 licenses. I marched with hundreds to City Hall that day and angrily waved my nullified marriage license in the air. Read more »