Grandparents for marriage equality

A gay activist’s grandparents have participated in a poignant new video in support of Washington state’s approval of same-sex marriage earlier this month.

As Jacob Reitan, who helped found the Soulforce Equality Ride in 2006, tells Towleroad, “My grandparents are now in their 90s. They have been blessed with a strong and beautiful marriage for nearly 70 years. Their marriage has been a role model for all of us in our family.”

Reitan, who appears in the video with his gay cousin Caleb, goes on to note, “I want to have a marriage like theirs. I want society to recognize it. I want my family and friends to celebrate with us and support us.”