WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Supreme Court began historical arguments Tuesday as they try to decide whether same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right coast-to-coast.
"I have faith they're going to make the right decision," T.J. Mundell-Paterson said.
"It's 2015. This is an issue we shouldn't have to talk about any longer," Timmy Mundell-Paterson add.
T.J. and Timmy Mundell-Paterson are more than business partners. They got married in San Francisco last November. They would have preferred to get hitched in their own backyard, but in Texas, they don't have that right.
"We've been together almost five years," Timmy said. "We've owned a successful business for three years and yet we don't have the same rights."
"There is really nothing complex about it. The world hasn't come to an end because we have rings on our fingers," T.J. said.
For them, equal rights isn't a gay or straight issue, but a human issue.
They gained some fame from their "Dr. Who" themed engagement pictures and they've used that notoriety to start a foundation to help folks after they say, "I Do."
Back in DC, the Justinces may put the debate back in the hands of the state courts or voters. A final decision is expected by June. For now, the issue is still in the closet.