To Mark and Fred and their children.  On January 11 they face a showdown with DOMA.  See the full story here.

Mark is a frequent commenter here and writer/photographer at Our Simple Lives.  He wrote a passionate and beautiful article here about his life with Fred and their children; and the fight they have faced to stay together.

He and Fred have been together 22 years, they are married and they have four children.

They deserve to be together, all together, in this country.

Please click through and read these two articles.  Then send thoughts, prayers, good vibes, whatever you’ve got.

Mark, lots of love and light.