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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It's Time to Honor Love

Image courtesy of the Courage Campaign

I am someone who thinks about weddings nearly every day of my life, and I believe in the fundamental right of all humans to choose love for themselves.

That's what weddings are really about, right?

Choosing and proclaiming love.

That's why it pisses me off when we let the tyranny of the majority decide that the State is only going to honor and recognize the love of some individuals (i.e., people who are biologically attracted to people of the opposite sex) but not other individuals (i.e., people who are biologically attracted to people of the same sex).

It's discrimination, plainly and simply. It's fundamentally wrong for those who have power to deny the basic, fundamental rights of equality and justice for all people.

If you're interested in letting your voice be heard in the fight to honor love, consider signing this letter to the President from the Courage Campaign:

Dear President Barack Obama,

Your historic election to the presidency shows that any barrier to equality in America can be overcome. We were especially pleased that you demonstrated a clear commitment to ending discrimination by speaking out in support of "extending (full) equal rights and benefits to same-sex couples under both state and federal law."

Unfortunately, your predecessors did not share this commitment, as they discriminated against gay and lesbian federal employees by denying them the same benefits that partners and spouses of their heterosexual colleagues receive. Now, you have an opportunity to provide a fresh start and make good on your campaign commitment to equality.

We, the undersigned, call upon you to allow the federal government to provide the same health benefits to same-sex spouses and partners of federal employees that other federal employee spouses receive. We promise to support you in this effort, especially in the likely event that right-wing opponents attack you for implementing equal rights for all federal employees.


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zoliepup said...

Love this post! I hope everyone does this...

christina said...

thanks for posting & getting the word out!

Anonymous said...

do you never slow down? i just saw your news segment on FOX about banking goodwill. i freaked out and was like "that's the author of the blog i read! i know her husband's name is matt and her dog's name is hoss and i know so much about her wedding i felt like i was there!" he looked at me like i was crazy. i thought it was cool, anyway. lol. thanks for keeping goodwill alive in h-town!

Anonymous said...

Great post.

I also want to pass along this link, which is somewhat related: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1885190,00.html

lesbo said...

love this :)
thanks for your support!

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