Late last week, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb overturned Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, saying that "[gay couples] are entitled to the same treatment as any heterosexual couple." After the news broke, dozens of gay couples made their way to courthouses across Wisconsin to tie the knot and finally become legally recognized by the state.
This was exactly what Christopher Graham and his partner Andrew Cappelle had in mind when they drove down to the courthouse to get their license. But what they never expected was the outpouring of support and solidarity by complete strangers afterwards when they went out for dinner at Milwaukee's Transfer Pizzeria.
"After we stayed at the courthouse, we went out for dinner to Transfer Pizzeria & Cafe. We talked with our server about what had just happened down at the courthouse -- we got married and witnessed to several other marriages -- and to help us celebrate, the staff at Transfer bought our dinner!"
A small gesture perhaps, but it obviously meant a great deal to this newlywed couple and no doubt made their long-awaited day that much more special.
Congrats to Christopher and Andrew, and to all the couples who will finally be recognized!