The Pfeifle-Weber Family
Together 13 years
Ryan and I met on April 3, 1999. Four years later we decided to get married. On July 26, 2003 we had a ceremony in front of family and friends at the St. Paul Palace Theatre.
Even though our marriage wouldn’t be legal in Minnesota, we still wanted to express how much we truly loved each other in front of our loved ones – in the most sincere way we could, knowing full well that the state of Minnesota would not recognize it legally. Despite that, it did make a difference, both in our lives and to those around us. It was a symbol to each other and it let our families know that their loved one would be taken care of for the rest of their life.
On February 14, 2006, we adopted two wonderful boys. It was the best Valentine’s Day gift we could’ve asked for! The boys are now 10 and 11 years old and we could not imagine the last 6 years without them.
The amendment that Minnesotans will vote on this November is very scary to us – not only is it anti-marriage, but it is also anti-family and anti-freedom. We see this amendment only as a start to eroding our family, which for the last 13 years has been built on nothing but love, commitment, responsibility and care for each other and our children. If the amendment passes we fear other things – like adoptions by committed gay couples – could be next.
Please vote NO on this amendment which harms thousands of Minnesota families just like ours.
The Pfeifle-Weber family
Brad, Ryan, Kyle and Josh