Polygon’s Alex Ross talks with one of the founders of the marriage equality movement, a man named David Siegel.
Siegel was born in 1951 in a Brooklyn housing project and has spent much of his adult life in and around the Brooklyn-based Brooklyn Civil Rights Coalition.
Sinks family, which includes his father and grandfather, was the largest Jewish family in Brooklyn at one time.
He grew up in a home with no Jewish neighbors, a neighborhood that he describes as a “black ghetto.”
It’s a description that is familiar to many people in Brooklyn today.
As a kid, David Sinkes parents moved to New York City to escape racism.
He went to an all-black public school, which was mostly Jewish, but he says it wasn’t always so.
He was raised in the shadow of his Jewish heritage, and at times, he says he felt ostracized.
In his mid-20s, Siegel married an African American woman, and he says this was a turning point in his life.
“I became a gay man.
I got a girlfriend.
I started a family.
I had my first child.”
David Sinks story is an important one for the movement because it reflects many of the things that have shaped the modern American marriage equality debate.
It also reflects what happened in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, as the gay marriage movement grew into a national movement.
Marriage equality was one of those rare issues that did not just happen, but grew organically.
David Sikes parents say they never thought they would get married and that they had to fight for it.
“My parents were a very conservative and religious family,” David S. Sinkis said.
We’re just thankful for it.” “
We didn’t think marriage would ever be a big deal, but then it did, and then it’s gone.
We’re just thankful for it.”
Siegel says he’s proud to be part of the same movement as David Siggs.
“In terms of my own identity, marriage equality is my identity.
I feel like it’s a very important part of my identity.”
The history of the movement is also an important part to understand.
DavidSiegel says that marriage equality has changed the way people think about race, class, religion and gender.
It’s also a story about family.
S.iegel says there was a time when his parents were “white, middle-class, Christian, liberal, liberal-leaning.”
His parents lived in a two-bedroom apartment with no running water, electricity, TV or computers.
David says that’s changed.
“Now, you don’t have to live in an apartment with an apartment-building on your property.
Now, you have to have a home to live and a car to drive to work, and a house to be a family,” he said.
The new reality for David Siggles family is one that David Sike says he and his family have not had to experience yet.
“When I was growing up, we lived in this apartment complex in the city of Brooklyn.
I remember, I didn’t have a car, so we had to walk to the car to go to school,” he recalled.
“It was a tough, tough time for us, and it was a very challenging time for people of color.”
DavidSigel says his parents weren’t the only ones who had to struggle to make ends meet in their Brooklyn neighborhood.
“The poor and working class people in the neighborhood are in a very different place than the rich, white middle class people.
They have a lot more to lose,” he explained.
“There’s no jobs.
They’re working for minimum wage, and if they get sick, they’re not going to be able to pay for that.
They also have to be home for Christmas.
It was a really tough time.”
David says he believes that the modern day family is the epitome of the American dream.
“If you look at the definition of a family, a family is a big, big family,” said David.
“And if you want to live a meaningful life, you’re not really going to have children if you don-want to, because you’re working too much and not going out enough.”
David’s parents say that their children grew up with a more supportive family than what they had.
“As a child, my parents were very, very supportive,” David said.
David said that his parents encouraged him to pursue his dreams, which included pursuing a doctorate in economics and law.
“At a certain point, you realize, you can’t be an economist and you can never be a lawyer,” he told Polygon.
“You have to do something else.”
Marriage equality, the marriage of David Siles