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“We Do”

By Jennifer Dempsey


This summer I was walking up F Street in Salida when I ran into Missy and Heather. I knew the women only slightly, had never had a real conversation with either, but that day they were radiating such happiness, I had to stop and say hello.

“How are you gals?” I asked.

They were holding hands, beaming, grinning ear to ear.

“We’re great,” Missy said, smiling at Heather. “We got married yesterday!”

“Congratulations!” I said automatically, then paused and thought, “what does that mean?”

“What does that mean?” I asked dumbly.

The women smiled at each other again.

“Nothing to the state of Colorado,” Missy answered, “but everything to us.”