I look forward to the day years from now when a child will come to me and ask, "What was the big deal about gay marriage anyway?" And I'll pull out all these photos and I will be able to say, "I was a part of that."
I won't just say "I watched it on the news" or "I remember". I'll be able to say I was out there. I worked the campaign. I knocked on doors. I influenced that point in history. I was there.
There is pride in that. There is pride in standing up for something you believe so strongly in. I am proud of the hours I've put in, the tears I've shed and the words I've spoken.
We live in a country where we can do something to make a change. I believe this because when I came out of the closet "Gay Marriage" wasn't a thing. Matthew Shepard was still alive, Rosie O'Donnell was in the closet and I was told being gay was a choice. I'm not yet thirty years old and I've already seen the world change in huge and wonderful ways.
And it just keeps getting better. The vote for marriage equality isn't just a vote for gay and lesbian couples. It's a vote for all children from diverse homes. It's a vote for every teen who is afraid to come out. It's a vote to change the world for the better.