Stephany Lee had an amazing weekend in Iowa. First, she won a berth to the U.S. Olympic women’s wrestling team. She then got married to her partner Brigg McDonald in Cedar Rapids, with Iowa being a state that allows gay marriage. “It was an opportune time,” Lee said in a New York Times article written by our friend John Branch.
What’s great about the story is how routine it all is — Lee thanked her “wife” in comments to reporters after winning her Olympic berth and the comment went unnoticed. The wedding took all of five minutes before McDonald’s two children, a teammate and a friend. Lee, 27, has been out since high school and her parents are totally supportive. In this case, routine is progress.