Minnesota Lynx star Seimone Augustus has written a fantastic piece for The Players' Tribune about her marriage and the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States.
Augustus married her wife, LaTaya Varner, this past May just before the start of the 2016 WNBA season. She talked about the SCOTUS ruling that came shortly after:
Just two months later, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality across all 50 states. I was in Seattle that day. I felt so much joy for myself, and the LGBT community. My mind went to a gay couple I'd met, who'd been together for 47 years. They'd been through everything imaginable together. They were anticipating this ruling. I'd asked them, "How did y'all make it through 47 years?" One of them said, "We were there before people accepted homosexuality. If you were gay in our time, you had to hide it. If you didn't, you were forced to get treatment because people thought your brain wasn't functioning right. Through all of that, all we had was each other."
With the Supreme Court ruling, they could solidify their union and move forward with the rest of their lives — on legal record — together. That was a beautiful thing to realize — that they, too, would have some version of happily ever after.