Ron moved to Halifax in March, 1984 from Saint John, New Brunswick to be with his partner BryanGarnettDoucette (also from Saint John, N.B.). Ron and Bryan met through the BillettingService that was in place at the time.
In 1994 (in celebraton of their 10th year), they legally changed their last names to Garnett-Doucette.
Ron & Bryan were one of the three couples who challenged the province for recognition of same-gender marriage. On September 24, 2004, Justice Heather Robison issued an Order giving same-gender couples in Nova Scotia the right to marry.
On a sunny Saturday afternoon (June 4, 2005) they were legally married.
Ron is an avid Piper (Great Highland Bagpipes) and has been playing this noble and ancient instrument for many years and, has piped the Halifax Pride Parade for the last couple years. If anyone wants to hire him for weddings, etc. you can reach him at mailto:email@example.com put in the subject line "Piper for Hire".