Robin and Betsy Miner-Swartz have been together for more than eight years.
"We make each other laugh," said Betsy Miner-Swartz.
They say May 9th, 2012 will always be a day to remember.
"I just happen to have the TV on in the background and there it was," Betsy said.
It was the day President Obama announced his support for the legalization of same-sex marriage.
"It's a good day, it's so important to hear that coming from him," said Robin Miner-Swartz.
In 2008, Robin and Betsy had a commitment ceremony. They invited family and friends, dressed up in white and exchanged vows. It's the closest they can get to a wedding in Michigan because the state doesn't recognize same-sex marriage. However, with support from the president, they say Michigan could be a step closer.
"For us, we feel like that's inevitable. It's going to be legal for us to get married eventually," said Robin.
Emily Dievendorf from Equality Michigan lobbies for same-sex couples' rights. She hopes support from the White House will push Michigan lawmakers to follow suit.
"It's important to us he [Obama] finally verbalized it because people look to our leaders in order to provide the courage to stand for the things that they know are right," Dievendorf said.
She admits that there's still a long way to go. In the meantime, Robin and Betsy say they'll always be waiting.