I will not ever view the marginalisation of same-sex love to the fringes of our society as a reflection on the calibre or worthiness of my love. It is indicative rather of a fear that exists somewhere else outside of me and outside of my relationship. I forgive those who, in suffering this degree of fear, attempt to visit it upon me. I give myself full permission to celebrate my love no matter how others may view it or pass judgement upon it or write laws that discriminate against it. I pray for eventual enlightenment in the hearts and minds of those people.