Cat-Blog: On Marriage Equality and the Struggle to Keep Marriage Personal

Today, in support of my LGBT friends and family and in light of the ruling handed down in Louisiana yesterday, I’m reblogging friend and contributor Cat’s 3-part series on her marriage to her wife, Heather. Cat’s series is a poignant look at what happens when the private and public sectors become enmeshed with an issue such as marriage equality and of the real human cost of a country that doesn’t recognize the rights of all of its citizens. I’m so glad to have her as a friend and contributor, and I can’t thank her enough for opening up so much about her life on such a public forum.

Part Time Monster

Today, I bring you, on this feminist Friday, the first of a series by Part Time Monster Contributor Cat. She is my dearest friend, certainly my longest-running companion (we’ve been friends all our lives), and she and her wife, Heather, have recently gotten married.

Some of you have seen Sourcerer’s posts on marriage equality this week. If you haven’t, go here, here, here, and then here. Here at the Monster, I’ve written about being a Southern liberal who wants marriage equality. But we’ve been unable to hear an important voice, that of a contributor who is actively engaged in this struggle not just because she’s an activist but because who she loves makes her a part of a struggle–and Cat seems ready, now, to shout about it. So here’s her story, her words–her voice.


I’ve always been an advocate for equality. I wrote a…

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