On June 26, two pieces of legislation related to same-sex marriage made history and had an immediate impact on thousands of families across the country. In an Opinionator piece published today, Julia Hannafin, an undergraduate at Colombia University currently interning at Berkeleyside, talks about what this landmark event meant for her. “It held a heavy weight in my own heart,” she writes. Hannafin was raised in Berkeley by two mothers who were one of the first five couples in Alameda County to get married when same-sex marriage became briefly legal in 2008.
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