Senator Maureen Walsh – Equal Love
“My daughter came out of the closet a couple of years ago. You know what I thought? I was just going to agonize about that. Nothing’s different. She’s still a fabulous human being. She’s met a person that she loves very much. Someday, by god, I want to throw a wedding for that kid. I hope that’s exactly what I can do. I was married for 23 years to the love of my life. He died six years ago. I’m a lonely old widow right now. I’m 51 years old, looking for a boyfriend. Not having much luck with that.
“Yet, when I think of my husband and I think of all the wonderful years we had and the wonderful fringe benefit of having three beautiful children, I don’t miss the sex. To me, that’s kind of what this boils down to. I don’t miss that. I certainly miss it. It is certainly not the aspect of that relationship, that incredible bond that I had with that human being that I really, really genuinely wish I still had. I think to myself, ‘How could I deny anyone the right to have that incredible bond with another individual in life?’
“Someone made the comment that this is not about equality. Well, yes it is about equality.”