Cesar and Miguel
Meet 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.