Jeff Zarrillo’s father, Dominick, couldn’t be prouder of his son and his partner Paul for being one of the couples challenging Proposition 8 in the courts. Dominick penned a thoughtful Father’s Day post this week about raising Jeff and watching him find the love of his life. He hopes that someday Jeff will similarly “experience the joys of being a father”:
As this Father’s Day approached, all I could think about was how much I want my son to experience the joys of being a father, how much I want him to marry the person he loves and to raise a family.
For now, he is still waiting, and fighting. I see how much the struggle costs him, how discouraging it is that despite his strength and patience and faith in the system, the ultimate decision rests in the hands of those who have yet to act.
One day soon, though, the powers that be are going to do the right thing. I’m his father, and it’s Father’s Day, so let me believe it. One day soon they’re going to let my brave, beautiful boy walk the same path we all get to take home.