Same-sex marriage rally held in Robinson Park

Posted at: 06/26/2013 10:35 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The Defense of Marriage Act strikedown changes little about Terry and David Holt’s feelings for each other.

"I love this man, I've loved him for 35 years, and I still do. And that's the reason couples get married, I think,” Terry Holt said.

But it means something to their future, just like it does for many who attended a rally in Robinson Park Wednesday night.

The ACLU explained the Supreme Court’s decisions and said they’re a start, but said New Mexico’s courts and capitol need to take further steps.

The 77-year-old couple we spoke with said they’ve seen a lot of change over the years and now, things are moving in the right direction.

"If we look at our past and where our journey has led us, we will see that God was there all along,” David Holt said.

They say they’re glad that now when one of them passes away, the widower won’t have to pay taxes on the inheritance. But they say more importantly, it’s a sign of the changing times.

"Fundamental rights is what it's about,” David Holt said. “It's what I've been  I'm just delighted. I can't be any happier."