The Supreme Court decision that extended federal benefits to gay spouses and partners was watched by a lot people with a vested interest in the outcome.
Locally, Tammy Boudreaux and Brooke Seals have each been with their respective partners for years and would love to marry, one day.
While Texas does not recognize same-sex marriage and Houston doesn't allow for domestic partner benefits for city employees, both women think the high court's decision creates momentum for change.
Seals says, "We're just like anybody else . You can't demonize us and make us into these monsters. We just want to love and be loved."
While both couples would like to marry and know there are states that will allow them to do that, both look forward to doing it in Texas and having it recognized, here.