Why Marriage Matters to Patricia Flores

Patricia Flores is a proud grandmother from Seattle. And like any grandparent, all Patricia wants is for her seven grandchildren to be happy.

Her second-born grandson Jesse came out as gay when he was fourteen, and while Patricia was overjoyed that Jesse shared this important part of who he was with her, she knew that unlike her other six grandchildren, Jesse would someday be denied the freedom to marry the person he loves:

“Six of my grandchildren have the… freedom to marry. But one of them, Jesse, doesn’t have that freedom. And it makes me really sad. It makes me angry and frustrated because that freedom is just as important to Jesse.”

For Patricia, the campaign to Approve Referendum 74 is personal. She wants to watch all of her grandchildren- including Jesse- build a life, have a family, and marry the person they love.

Watch Patricia’s touching video explaining why Approving Referendum 74 is so important to her. Then check out our other videos featuring everyday Washingtonians sharing why marriage matters to them.