WATCH: 5 Most Touching Lesbian Weddings We Hope the Supreme Court Will Validate This Week

WATCH: 5 Most Touching Lesbian Weddings We Hope the Supreme Court Will Validate This Week
Sunnivie Brydum

We know we're not the only ones anxiously holding our breath for the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on two landmark cases dealing with marriage equality, expected by the end of June. To help combat some of the anxiety, we thought we'd round up some of the most touching lesbian wedding videos to keep our hearts warm as we wait for the long arm of justice and equality to reach us. 

We'll be watching the Supreme Court like a hawk, so in the meantime, you should watch these videos and take comfort in the fact that this kind of love is unbeatable. We're going to win this fight. If not today, then this month. If not this month, then this year. If it takes another ten years, we will win this fight. 

And then we will keep fighting. 

The first video we're posting is near and dear to this reporter's heart — as a native Coloradan, I was excited to see my home state finally recognize civil unions this May. Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality in 2006, so civil unions are the closest gay and lesbian Coloradans can get for the moment — unless, of course, the Supreme Court rules that such amendments are unconstitutional… Which seems unlikely given the nature of the cases before them, which deal with California's Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. But hey, a girl can dream, right? 

In any case, this video from statewide equality organization One Colorado highlights a few of the hundreds of LGBT couples who got unionized the first day they could in the Mile High State, including the very first same-couple to be licensed, Fran and Anna Simon of Denver. With their six-year-old son Jeremy at their side, the couple's union was officiated by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, as the family was surrounded by a crush of friends, supporters, and reporters eager to document the historic moment. Watch it below:

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Next, meet Jenna and Jess, who met at a  lesbian bar in New York in 2006 and the rest became history. It was kismet that Jenna and Jess should meet up with the folks at Epic Filmmakers to create what is arguably the most adorable, touching, funny and sweet lesbian wedding video ever.

Watch "Jenna + Jessica Two for One Drink Special" below, and be sure to check out Jenna's blog CT Ain't So Bad. Hear more from the happy couple here.

Jenna + Jessica Two for One Drink Special Film Wadsworth Mansion Produced by Epic Filmmakers from Epic Filmmakers on Vimeo.

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Sharon and Eli first connected as mutual fans of Lady Gaga's music and Twitter feed. And although thousands of miles separated the two women, who lived in New York and Peru, respectively, their love was too strong to be constrained by national borders. 

When Eli's U.S. visa was denied, Sharon quit her job the next day, packed four suitcases, and hopped a flight to Peru, determined to bring her love back with her, according to Barbara Ann Michaels, the officiant at the couple's vibrant, rainbow-themed wedding in Central Park. According to her website, Michaels, a self-described "Jester of the Peace," specializes in creative wedding planning for the extraordinary couple.  

Watch the cheery, colorful ceremony below, posted by HooplaHa.

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Just before Washington state legalized marriage equality last November, online travel company Expedia began airing a touching ad called "Find Your Understanding" featuring Real L Word stars Jill Goldstein and Nikki Weiss. Told from the perspective of Goldstein's father, the heartwarming spot tells the story of a dad coming to terms with his daughter's sexuality, and finally recognizing that her happiness — not the gender of her spouse — is what's most important. 

Watch the video, featuring actual footage from the couple's gorgeous wedding, below.

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In April, a pair of lesbian moms from Jonesboro, Ga.,  wrapped up a whirlwind trip across the country, packing their seven (!) kids up in the family van and getting married nine times, in eight different cities, in 10 days. 

SheWired's sibling publication, OUT, first featured Kacey Frierson and Chwanda Nixon in its February "Love" issue, where the couple first revealed their plans to take a cross-country trek for equality. 

Now that the couple — who first entered into a civil union in Illinois in 2011 — has returned from their epic journey, OUT caught up with the happy wives. 

The couple also applauded their seven children, all of whom piled into the family's seven-seater minivan to make the two-week journey. Nixon called the journey "ri-dunk-ulous," but also says she can't wait to keep the momentum going by visiting two more U.S. states that recently passed marriage equality. 

"Marriage equality has passed in 13 countries," Frierson said. "So we may be taking this thing internationally!"

Watch the couple make it official (again) in Massachusetts, below.

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Just for good measure — and to demonstrate to the justices sitting at the Supreme Court that marriage equality is not strictly a generation issue — we'll close with this touching video from Sherri Gray, a 72-year-old grandmother from Nashville, Tenn., whose niece recently got engaged to her girlfriend. Gray, being the tech-savvy grandma that she is, wanted to give the ladies something memorable for a wedding gift… So she composed and recorded a song for the couple in support of marriage equality called "(What if We Are) Just Like You/Shannon and Lisa's Song," and it's pretty much the sweetest thing we've ever seen. AfterEllen confirms that Gray will perform the song at her niece's wedding, and we bet there won't be a dry eye in the house. 

Watch the video below, and let's help make Grandma Gray a YouTube sensation for her compassionate, loving support of her family, and, let's get real — for wearing that fabulous sweatshirt.

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