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J. Wesley Thompson and Trey Owen, together for since 1986 (26 years), Charlotte, NC. Married in Canada.<br />
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"Being married and being able to say that communicates so much more to other people. You can say 'we are in a loving committed relationship,' which is true, but it doesn't communicate anything compared to saying 'we are married,'" contends Trey.<br />
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Wesley says "It changed me. Mind, heart and soul. And maybe it is because it's something that we don't throw around so easily as straight couples who fall in and out of marriage do."<br />
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He describes the difference in their relationship now as "palpable." "It truly is hard to verbalize," he says.<br />
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"We can only talk about how transformative it is. I guess because we had to fight for it, so it means more to us," adds Trey.
J. Wesley Thompson and Trey Owen, together for since 1986 (26 years), Charlotte, NC. Married in Canada.

"Being married and being able to say that communicates so much more to other people. You can say 'we are in a loving committed relationship,' which is true, but it doesn't communicate anything compared to saying 'we are married,'" contends Trey.

Wesley says "It changed me. Mind, heart and soul. And maybe it is because it's something that we don't...
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