While I was protesting in front of the Senate this morning, lobbyist, Tom Lehman told me he ran into an elderly couple who were shocked that I was allowed to protest there. Later, an elderly couple passed by on the opposite side of the stairs. The woman's face was contorted with anger as she glared at me, violently shaking her hand in a thumbs down gesture. The man moved toward me briefly while angrily mumbling something about my civil marriage rights. I smiled at them and said, "thank you," as they moved on.