On July 26, 2013, we filed a case to allow same-sex people to have their marriages recognized. When we filed, as lawsuits were being filed across the country, we had no idea, as we had never filed a civil rights case, that generally one asks for one limited thing, like a spouse being on the death certificate. Instead, we went for full recognition for all people to be able to the people they loved, no matter what gender that person was.
So, by not knowing that no one else asks to get all rights for married couples, we ended up at the U.S. Supreme Court with cases from Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan. The cases were heard together, but our case(s) were the only cases that ask for recognition of marriage and the right to marry.
It was a wild ride from July 26, 2013 to the decision on June 26, 2015. Happy filing day everyone.