It’s easy to forget that the real drama behind these big marriage equality cases is actually happening beyond the courtroom. Here’s a heart-wrenching story that will remind you why the freedom to marry is so much more than an argument about semantics.
[00:33-00:42] Meet our protagonists — as kids.
[00:51] Check out some sweet [read: embarrassing] dance moves.
[1:07] Sneak a peek at what love looks like.
[1:51] It seems like it’s going pretty well...
[2:00] ..and then the other shoe drops.
[2:48] They hope for the change we’re at the cusp of.
[3:53] Tragedy strikes.
[4:57 - 6:30] Things nobody whose heartbroken should have to deal with.
[6:40] Especially this.
[7:13-8:20] What marriage actually means to those who can’t have it.
[8:44-9:42] If you’ve got tissues, they’ll come in handy here.