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Peggy Morsch and Kathy Herson

Peggy Morsch and Kathy Herson

Kathy: I describe my life as a big pie chart. I'm a lesbian, a physician, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a taxpayer. My pie is not much different than 99 percent of the nation's. Peggy: Why would God make us this way if he didn't want us to be this way? I actually think it's a blessing. Walking this path opens our eyes to those who are less fortunate so much more than people who don't have to walk this path. Kathy: Anybody who doesn't believe that you're born gay needs to read something that's been published in the last 20 years! Besides, why would anybody choose to be gay? To be treated as a second-class citizen? Peggy: Respecting people for who they are is a core value that our country needs. This basic respect opens up many possibilities. People don't have to spend time and energy hiding. Creativity opens up. So much good energy would be released. Kathy: Peggy and I have been truly blessed. We live in a nice, safe neighborhood with wonderful neighbors. We have wonderful, accepting families. In 20 or 30 years, our nieces' and nephews' generation is going to be running things and this marriage fight is going to be past-tense. To them, being gay is no big deal.

Together since May 24, 1994