Cesar and Miguel

June 13, 2013 By Shaun Osburn

cesar-miguel-blogMeet Cesar and Miguel.

They fell in love four years ago, and became domestic partners in July 2012. They have a successful business in Long Beach, called CakePops & Co., and are working toward becoming foster parents, hoping to eventually adopt.

And, like countless same-sex couples throughout California, they are anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision on Prop. 8, hoping to publicly affirm their love and commitment. Marriage means more than a certificate to them — they talk about marriage in terms of what it means for their family.

“Our children will have parents that are married,” said Cesar, “not just domestic partners, but married, just like the other kids at school.”

“And,” he added, “I’ll have a husband, not just a boyfriend.”

Cesar and Miguel are among thousands of Californians ready for marriage. From San Diego to San Francisco, and from Riverside to San Jose, loving same-sex couples are waiting for the opportunity to express their commitment to each other in the same way their straight friends and family can.

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5 Responses to “Cesar and Miguel”

June 13, 2013 at 9:35 am, Yvonne said: This country has been acting stupidly for way too long. Time to stop being small minded and open hearts and minds to ssm. We are all the same yet individual in our essence. Everyone should be equal. I have never understood close minded people. When I moved to California, I was proud to live in an open minded State until Prop 8 came along...then I was ashamed of Californians. I am not gay but would hope that wouldn't make a difference to anyone if I was.

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June 13, 2013 at 10:55 am, Jannete Nuñez said: Its a beautful thing to see between two people whom wish to be united in every way possible. It can be your Brother and his Boyfriend, your Sister and her darling Girlfriend, Dad and Dad, your Mother with your Mom or your BestFriend and his Better Half. Or it can be you and the love of your life whom the civilization doesn't see worthy to grant the right to be bound to. Many believe that the fight for SSM is a fight just for the Gay Community to overcome but in reality its a cause all walks of life need to stand up for, speak out furthermore join hands and walk together. For beyond several families around us and including ours its a cause that strikes home. The fight is not for Oil, Land or War... its for the Right to Love and Live in Love. Even if it does not reach your home why wait til the day when your rights are taken from you? I am straight, I love my gay relatives/friends/community, I am Proud to be in support of SSM and We, the people, can overcome Prop 8 and whatever silly measure they come up with Together.

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June 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm, Jay Mitchell-Wright said: Hang in there guys! It's bound to happen soon. My husband Mark and I were among those fortunate to get married in 2008 in Modesto, CA. We were domestic partners before that since that, thanks to my employer (city of San Francisco) and then the state also followed suit. It's been a long journey, but we are so grateful for those that came before us and those that support us now. I'm proud of you guys for going public with your story. We did too and were published in the newspaper and featured in an online video as well as a magazine. We can't be invisible to change hearts and minds! To put icing on the cake, we finalized the adoption of our son David (our former foster child) in 2008! He got to help his dads get married by being in the wedding. We all share the same hyphenated last name now and he is very proud of it. Wishing the best for you guys!

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June 13, 2013 at 3:31 pm, Robert Ponseca said: This is a great story and proud that Latino's were featured in a sensible way. These guys clearly have their lives in order and are great examples of people should strive for. Bravo.

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June 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm, Martin Gonzalez said: This is just beautiful! The best story I have read In my life, I'm Proud to vote In support of two loving humans beings.

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