The story of how a California couple ended up marrying after more than a year of being in a civil union is part of a new book by a lesbian couple who are seeking to redefine marriage in their state.
The book, “Marriage in California: A New Look at the History and Culture of Marriage,” says California is the only state where marriage is not a religious institution.
But, it says, its not because it is inherently bad, but because of its religious roots and its social history.
The authors, Lisa A. and Lisa L. Orosco, are lesbian couples who met through a mutual friend and started a civil partnership in the state.
They married in California in January 2015 and have since had three children.
The book, released this week by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, explores their journey from “lifestyle” to marriage.
It’s a story of a marriage that started out in a small community, with one woman who thought she was gay but became an ardent supporter of marriage equality, said Lisa Orosca, who grew up in California and now lives in Las Vegas.
She told ABC News, “Our marriage was just something that was really happening, but then, slowly, slowly we got married, and the way it worked was that one day she was like, ‘Oh my God, this is my life.
I have to do this.’
And we started to get more and more engaged and started to find other people who were in this same boat.”
Their journey to marriage began with a common interest in a person, said Loyola University law professor and author Loycia S. Farr.
The two of them both studied law and were both practicing lawyers.
Both were married at 19, and they lived in Los Angeles.
They both had similar backgrounds.
They were both married and divorced.
They started dating, she said, and “we didn’t have a lot of communication.”
When Loyia came out to her friends, she recalled, they were “very shocked.
They thought, ‘What?’
And then it became obvious to us that we were kindred spirits.
We had these shared values and beliefs.
I was kind of an atheist and she was a Christian.
And we both came out as gay.””
They were in love, and I said, ‘Well, we’ve got to be married,’ and they were like, [sighs] ‘Oh, you can’t marry anybody.
You can’t do it.
It’s just a religious thing,'” she added.”
And so, we got engaged.
And that was it,” she said.
She went on to become a judge and later a prosecutor, and became involved in the advocacy for same-sex marriage, and her activism resulted in a proposal to California voters that would legalize gay marriage.
Loyica was one of the few people in her circle of friends who supported marriage equality.
After marriage equality became legal, she got engaged to another gay couple.
But the two of you are not married,” she recalled.”
We decided, we’re going to do a ceremony, but we are not going to get married,” Loyosco said.
And then when it was finally happening, I was just like, Oh my God. “
We were going through so much.
And then when it was finally happening, I was just like, Oh my God.
I mean, I had my heart set on it, and then we just couldn’t let go,” she added, laughing.
In a civil marriage, the couple can live together without the obligation to be together for the rest of their lives, Loyosa said.
But in a religious marriage, both partners must be married to each other, she explained.
“It was hard,” she admitted.
“But we made the decision to go ahead and do it,” Loysco said, adding that they both went to court to get the marriage license.
In October 2016, the Supreme Court upheld California’s marriage equality ban.
“There’s so much we don’t know about how it happened, but it is what it is,” said Lisa Farr, a professor of law at Loyopa University.
“It was a huge victory for equality.”
But there are still some lingering questions.
Loyso said they are still waiting for the results of a second ballot initiative that would allow gay marriage in the Golden State, and for the next one, if it becomes legal.
“The way I see it, that will be in 2020, and that’s when I think it will be legal in California, I think that’s the time that will really be the end of it,” Lisa Farso said.
“There will be a second marriage, but they will still be a same-gender couple, but the two people are going to have a same marriage.
So I think there’s going to be another big hurdle, but I don’t think that will happen until 2021, but there