Dan and Josh Smithman--who merged their separate surnames Smith and Sackman--are a couple.
And, yes indeedy, they are a married couple.
And, as such, they are embarking on a Marriage Tour, with plans to marry in every state that has legalized gay marriage.
The Smithman's were first married in Canada in 2007, but also married in California in June of 2008, before hate took over; their marriage is one of thousands still legal there. But just last week they were in Iowa to have a recommitment ceremony is Des Moines. The couple plans to get married in every state that has legalized same-sex marriage. They will be travelling to, and marrying in, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., all of which stand up for non-discrimination.
The Smithmans want to highlight the inequities of the federal Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] which gives states the right not to recognize other states’ same-sex marriages and defines marriage as being only between a man and a woman.
Wish them well, and if you're in any of those states, and DC, where marriage is allowed for all Americans, and you see Dan and Josh, congratulate them.