[W]hen my sister got married, it was everything that my parents—and I—could have ever expected from a wedding ceremony, and more. It was at Capitol Hill out here in Seattle. My sister was in this beautiful dress and her wife was wearing this great suit. It was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I was tasked with playing a few songs during the wedding and I just couldn’t get through it. I was bawling. It was just too much joy.

At some point over the course of the evening, I remember talking to my dad and he told me, "This is more wonderful than anything I could have expected for my daughter ... This is it." My sister found this amazing human being and it was the same joy, the same love, and the same experience as any straight wedding I’d ever been to. For me, it was much more emotional because it was my sister—and also just being there and seeing my parents overwhelmed with pride and joy. When she came out they initially thought, Our daughter’s life is not going to be what we thought it was, but it turned out to be greater than anybody could have possibly imagined. 

Ben Gibbard, lead singer of the Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie, on why he is supporting Washington states Referendum 74 (legalizing same sex marriage)

Posted on 11/2/2012
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