Stuart Gaffney and John Lewis will be married this week.
The couple has been together over twenty years, were married in San Francisco in 2004, saw their marriage annulled by the California courts, and will marry again.
The marriage is the end of a long road for the couple, who were, along with nine lesbian and four other gay couples, plaintiffs in the lawsuit that brought marriage equality to California.
The right to marry is particularly poignant for Stuart Gaffney, because of his family's history.
His mother is Chinese-American, his father is Caucasian. The couple were not allowed to marry because they were an interracial couple. When the California Supreme Court ruled the ban on interracial marriage unconstitutional sixty years ago, Gaffney's parents married.
As Gaffney put it in an interview this weekend: "Another generation in my family is going to be able to legally marry in California. It's history that's also a love story."
Congratulations to you both, and my best wishes for a long and happy marriage.