WASHINGTON D.C. (WISH) - "Today was an amazing day."
That's how Tonya Agnew describes her visit to Washington, D.C.
It was "an incredible experience for me and my family." Tonya, her partner, Amy Crampton, and their son, Leo, went to Washington to be part of the rallies to recognize same-sex marriage.
They decided to make the trip when their realized Leo's Spring Break would take place at the same time the United States Supreme Court took up two same-sex marriage matters. One case comes from California. The other involves the Defense of Marriage Act. The justices will consider that case in their Wednesday session.
Tonya and Amy decided to use the occasion to get married while in the District of Columbia. The ceremony was conducted on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol, with the Supreme Court building in the background.
"Amy and I have been together, it'll be 15 years this summer," Tonya told 24-Hour News 8. "So, we already feel married. Living in Lafayette, even." She said she wishes their union would be recognized by the State of Indiana. They hope the cases being heard this week lead to a change, someday.
Tonya said she sensed a feeling of "cautious optimism" among participants in the rally. "So, even if the cases do not go the way I hope, the feel – the sort of general upswing and movement that things are moving toward equality is very inspiring and really keeps us going."
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