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    A Message from Tom and Brian

    Dear Friends, Family, and Community,

    Words cannot express the overwhelming gratitude we feel at the outpouring of support and love we have received in the last 24 hours. It has been a whirlwind of emotions.

    What has occurred is unjust and we promise that we will do what we can to make sure it doesn’t occur to other couples in the future, regardless of sexual orientation. To provide you with a bit of an update and to correct some of the misspoken statements in the media as of late…

    1. The image was from our engagement photo shoot and not our wedding. The photograph was taken by the talented Kristina Hill of Kristina Hill Photography.
    2. Despite the rumors that we have hired lawyers – we haven’t – yet. In fact, we have reached out to GLAAD and have spoke with representatives at LAMBDA Legal a couple of times today.It is our hope that LAMBDA Legal, “the nation’s oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS,” will take up our cause.

    We encourage you to continue to share this injustice with your friends, families and communities. And if you or anyone you know has any connections, suggestions, recommendations, or other advice for Kristina, Tom and me – we are definitely interested in hearing from you.

    Sincerely,
    Tom and Brian


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    Comments

    Comment from Steve
    Time June 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    So proud of you two and we’re here to support in any way we can. Only good can come of this.

    Comment from Lisa
    Time June 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I love you guys! xoxo

    Comment from DanNation
    Time June 29, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Hey guys: appreciate the update. Stay brave and let me and other LGBT bloggers spread the word!

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    Comment from Rosa Lovejoy
    Time June 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Behind you all the way!! Don’t forget that your friends in NC love you and support you.

    Comment from Kristin
    Time June 29, 2012 at 9:38 am

    You guys are so great!!!! I am thinking that the Huffingtomn Post might like your story…..

    Comment from Brian
    Time June 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Thanks all! Dan – thank you for blogging about this issue! We need all the support we can get!

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