First Day of School

Gary, just opened your site — I’m so impressed with the amount of work you have put into this.  It’s amazing — no wonder you have been under so much pressure!  It will all be worth it when it’s finally completed.  You and Sam should be very proud of yourselves — I am!!

Love you,

We have been trying to think what to make our first “official” post. Nothing could be better than the message above we received last night. No matter how old you are, words from of encouragement from mom can do wonders. I’m headed off to school in a few minutes, Sam has a full day or errands and calls to make. We will both take mom’s note “with” us today.

Today starts a new chapter in American “education” of gay rights, our website is functioning enough to start sharing with people today, and our future is in the hands of the the nation “educators.”  Today feels like the first day of school. A new school where all are welcome to attend.

Thanks mom for sending your son and son-in-law off to the “school of hard knocks”  with a “note in our lunch bag” to help us through the day. We love you too.

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About Ugly Birdhouse

1 American man & 1 British man who met, fell in love, got married, who were not allowed to live together. Three months after the demise of DOMA, we fought to gain rights that never should have been denied. Prior, lied to by fraud attorney for over 2 years. We have equality now, most do not. We will continue to stand for equality for all until they are able to!

4 thoughts on “First Day of School

  1. elia paduano

    gary and sam,

    aunt marie and i are so proud to be your cousin/aunt. you have always had our support and always will.
    god bless you both, we luv u.

    aunt marie and elia

  2. Rick Clark

    I watched this struggle you both faced from day one and I am beyond impressed by the courage and diligence that is shown by you two in this fight for the simple right to be treated as equals to every married couple in this country. Each and every day I am so proud of both of you and I’m so honored to have you two as best friends. I love you guys and I’m always here for you.

  3. Joe Conlon

    We are with you all the way. Love to you both.

    Dad and the wicked step mother/mother in law


  4. Suzanne Wanderlingh

    I know you could never have imagined being involved in such a public struggle and battle, but I couldn’t be prouder of both of you!!
    Love you,


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