The two gay couples behind the legal challenge to Prop 8 – Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami, and Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier – say they are thankful for their relationships.

In a nearly 3-minute video released Wednesday by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group formed specifically to challenge the constitutionality of Prop 8, California's gay marriage ban, the couples talk about what they are grateful for this Thanksgiving holiday.

Zarrillo says he's thankful that there's someone waiting for him at home.

“It would be really important that if this was the year that we could finally get married. That this would be our last Thanksgiving as bachelors,” he said.

“This Thanksgiving is a special one for us. We're waiting to go back to the appeals court and we, of course, recently got the Supreme Court ruling in California that the proponents have standing. So we're so thankful that we're moving forward with the case. And it's been a long road but we're really looking forward to 2012 and moving forward with our case,” Stier stated. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)