#PeopleOfPride: 'Miracles happen everyday and we got ours'

#PeopleOfPride: Marlon and Shannon's story

This is it the story of Marlon Cortez and Shannon Bailey, who were married at Cathedral of Hope.

Marlon: We met at church.  The church actually helped me in particular tremendously with spirituality, also meeting my future… now my husband.

Shannon: The SCOTUS decision came down, I was monitoring it I was at work.  I called and I said, wouldn’t it be cool to get married today?  Ultimately we came here to the church and that’s where we got married.

Shannon: Even though it’s open and other denominations are doing it, I think Cathedral of Hope and the United Church of Christ are at the forefront of the marriage equality.

Marlon: Years before we met, I kind of actually.  I kind of thought you know what?  Someday I’m going to be married. I just don’t know where or when.

Marlon: So I was like in my thought, I’m going to be ready.  At that time, I didn’t have anyone yet, but I was like… I’m going to get ready.  So, I bought just simple wedding bands.  Seems like a miracle to me because like, I never thought that this event will happen and so soon.  We were so blessed.  Miracles happen everyday and we got ours.

About WFAA's #PeopleOfPride

In conjunction with #DallasPride events, WFAA is sharing the stories of members of the LGBTQ community.  To join the conversation, share a photo or video with your story using #PeopleOfPride. 

Bradley Blackburn / WFAA


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