Ray S., 64, is a gay male Christian and regularly attends two churches, one Roman Catholic and the other an affirming Metropolitan Community Church.

Ray’s partner lives in the Philippines and shares Ray's Catholic faith. Ray spoke about their family's prayers that the U.S.' Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) would be overturned, so that American immigration law might allow international LGBTQ couples like them to live together in the United States.


Ray S. shared his story at Affirmations in Ferndale, Mich. on June 21, 2013.