In honor of marriage equality on Pennsylvania, I wanted to share a brief story. In 1996 Dominic and I had a commitment ceremony. We both figured it was as close to a wedding as either of us were going to get in our lifetimes. We had 60 guests and the ceremony was held in the back yard of our house and our neighbors. Both Dominic’s and my parents attended as did our brothers and sisters. The support we received was unbelievable. We had coworkers and even my boss at the time and his wife. It was a lovely summer day and very special. Dominic and I have worn rights and considered ourselves married since that day. That was our true wedding regardless of what the law said and that’s what had always been important to both of us. So here are some pictures from that very special day for both of us.