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Bearded Love: Larry Duncan And Randell Shepherd Apply For Marriage License In Seattle

12:34 pm - 12/08/2012
This is what marriage equality looks like.

Reddit user Deesnuttzz posted this amazing picture of a bearded couple applying for a marriage license in Seattle, Washington, on the first day that the marriage equality law was put in action.

bearded love

According US News, Larry Duncan, 56, a retired psychiatric nurse, and Randell Shepherd, 48, a computer programmer, of North Bend, Wash., have been together 11 years. They wore the matching outfits as a "fashion statement."

"We were at a party and we met eyes and fell in love," Duncan said to the news source.

"He came up and asked me out, and I said yes," Shepherd added.

The bearded couple is considering getting married Sunday at a local church that will perform mass ceremonies for same-sex couples.

Although they're not religious, Duncan told NBC, “Enough people have told me, ‘God hates fags'. I want someone in a church to say, ‘God loves fags,’ to have that stamp on it.”

source also has a slide show of couples getting same-sex marriage licenses in Washington
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a_phoenixdragon 8th-Dec-2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful. This is how it SHOULD be, dammit.
darth_eldritch 8th-Dec-2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
darth_eldritch 8th-Dec-2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
Heartwarming. This really made me smile, so many beautiful couples who love and cherish each other.
romp 8th-Dec-2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
so many who've waited DECADES! and, yeah, just lots of love :)
lil_insanity 8th-Dec-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
I really wish I had an "I love this post!" gif to use right now!
clevermanka 9th-Dec-2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
changethemusic 8th-Dec-2012 09:14 pm (UTC)
i saw all of the pictures, but the one of these two stuck out to me. awesome. :]
blackjedii 9th-Dec-2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
Don't brush me PLEASE I cannot stand the way you'd TEASE me cause I love the way you hang low so...
nesmith 8th-Dec-2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
It's so wonderful to see love in what seems to be the most unlikely places. I love it.
maenads_dance 9th-Dec-2012 07:39 am (UTC)
I agree.
ebay313 8th-Dec-2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
Beautiful pictures. I hope it's legal here sometime soon.
liret 8th-Dec-2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
That is an awesome couple. I love their coordinated flannel and camo hats.
natyanayaki 8th-Dec-2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
OK um...did anyone else start sobbing after seeing that picture? I've got to check for onions.

If the SCOTUS rules incorrectly (bigotedly) on Prop H8 and DOMA...ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
astridmyrna 8th-Dec-2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Omg they are adorable. XD
redstar826 8th-Dec-2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
omg the pictures at the source

sunktheglow 8th-Dec-2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
aerdran 8th-Dec-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
I feel all warm and fuzzy....
frith_in_thorns 8th-Dec-2012 10:28 pm (UTC)

Been ten years waiting for this moment of fate
when we say those words and sign our names;
if they take it away again someday
this beautiful thing won't change...

Edited at 2012-12-08 10:30 pm (UTC)
nagasasu 8th-Dec-2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
YES THIS. I'm glad someone else posted this song; it's what I post everytime this comes up.
celtic_thistle 8th-Dec-2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
They seem awesome. <3 I wish them every happiness.
kaelstra 8th-Dec-2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, I have something in my eyes.

iolarah 9th-Dec-2012 03:50 am (UTC)
If I hug you, I may spin you around--fair warning :P
johnjie 8th-Dec-2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous, and a wonderful celebration of love, like it should be.
mollywobbles867 8th-Dec-2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
There's a stick in my eye. :')
leaf_collector 8th-Dec-2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
chimbleysweep 8th-Dec-2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
They definitely scream North Bend to me ahaha. Bless 'em, that's several levels of awesome.
romp 9th-Dec-2012 12:36 am (UTC)
and bravery! it's one thing to be out in a city but a small rural town... o.0
tabaqui 9th-Dec-2012 12:17 am (UTC)
Oooh, matching camo gimmie hats and plaid! They rock. :)
zinnia_rose 9th-Dec-2012 12:37 am (UTC)
They wore the matching outfits as a "fashion statement."

There is not enough AWWWWWWWing in the world right now. :D
365reasonswhy 9th-Dec-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
The gentleman on the left would make an amazing Santa Claus.

And these tears are from allergies, nothing else, really.
iolarah 9th-Dec-2012 03:54 am (UTC)
So happy for all of them, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness together.
wrestlingdog 9th-Dec-2012 04:56 am (UTC)

deathbytamarind 9th-Dec-2012 05:36 am (UTC)
This is so fucking adorable and amazing. Good for them and everyone who can finally get married!
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