Here is the author's letter, I wrote for the book:
When I first started working on Tom and Luke’s story, gay marriage was legal in less than ten states. It has been such a heart-rending experience to watch, to hope, to feel disappointment and victory as justice spread across America. Each time a state came to the right side, I watched and cried for those first couples in each place who got married. Idaho, where I reside with my family, finally granted the right to express your love through legal commitment for another person, no matter their gender, on October 15, 2014.
I considered rewriting the story, again, to align with the new laws in my state, but Tom and Luke refused. Stories are supposed to include a view of the time they were written; a reminder of where we have been, how far we’ve come. Tom and Luke would like to congratulate each newly married couple, no matter the gender pairing. Tom reminds you to be spontaneous, and Luke advises you plan for retirement. Me? After eighteen years of marriage, I can tell you it takes work, but it’s worth it. I get to wake up each day with my sexy best friend, the man who thinks I’m more amazing now than ever before.