By Brandon Hubbard
Now, it will be a dash Thursday to the White House.
An invitation from the president of the United States arrived last week asking the newlyweds to attend a Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month reception at the White House.
Both men rushed to the altar in March to be married after more than 30 years together wanting to marry. Because Michigan voters amended the state constitution in 2008 to define marriage as between one man and one woman, it would not have happened until the Odawa Tribal Council and tribal chairman passed an amendment to redefine marriage, following more than a year debating the revision, which made it the first tribe in Michigan to allow such unions and only the third in the nation.
For more on gay marriage, see Wes Studi Supports Gay Marriage and Fictional Characters Make Acceptance Easier.
Below: "Tim LaCroix, left, and Gene Barfield marry in a traditional Odawa wedding ceremony March 15 at the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Government Center in Little Traverse Township." (Brandon Hubbard/News-Review)