On June 14, 2007, the day that lawmakers finally voted down an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state constitution, Katherine Patrick stood outside the State House and looked up at her father. Gov. Deval Patrick was standing on the front
steps, surrounded by a jubilant crowd of hundreds that mobbed the brick sidewalk and spilled halfway across Beacon Street. As they cheered the defeat of the amendment - an effort led by the governor, Senate President Therese Murray and
House Speaker Sal DiMasi - Katherine had never before felt more proud of her
"Because, of course, he didn’t know that I was gay then," the 18-year-old recalls. "So, for someone so publicly to fight for something that doesn’t even affect him was just like, ’That’s my dad,’ you know?" she says with a laugh. "That’s all I could think. I was very, very proud to be part of this family, and this state in general."
Read the whole story, it's quite emotional and beautiful. Who could have ever guessed that Ms. MassResistance and the Massachusetts Governor would have anything in common. Go back and read about how Ms. MassResistance's family treated their daughter when she came out. It's more of a horror coming out story, very different and very sad.