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I’m stunned. This is all still hitting me. Adding three more states with marriage equality last night, we now have as many as 20% of Americans who live in a marriage equality state, 25% if Prop 8 falls as it’s more likely to now. My marriage to Keaton, legal in NY, is that much closer to being recognized here in Texas, meaning our ability to raise three children as a family just got a little easier. No, we don’t need “no piece of paper from the City Hall” as Joni Mitchell said, but that piece of paper is symbolic — it says that we don’t have to fight as hard, that our family is recognized and, dare I say it, VALUED. For all the children growing up in LGBT homes, for all the LGBT teens watching the election returns last night, things just got SO. MUCH. BETTER. I always maintain that the vitriol against gay people commonly heard in Evangelical and other conservative communities provides the ammunition for the suicides so common among young gay teens.
Last night just threw a little water on all that gunpowder.
I lost my uncle to that ammunition; I almost lost myself.
Thank you. Thank you to everyone who came before, to all of you who have been fighting this fight over the last 40 years. This is all possible because of you. The fight isn’t over, but last night we saw our Gettysburg. The rest is just the long, daily slog of cleaning up what’s left of the mess."
I know that everyone is tired of hearing about this, but I believe this post is too important not to share. It is the best synopsis that I have found of why this issue matters to me and so many others. It’s not about freedom of speech or chicken. If that’s all you think this is then you’ve missed the point entirely. Please read this with a soft heart and an open mind. Thank you.
What is friendship to you? What is loyalty? How important are human life and dignity to you? Are they more important than fitting in with your social group? Are they more important than loyalty to a corporate brand, or a political party, or some misguided church teaching?
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