Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Equal.


"We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others."
~Will Rogers



One of my closest, dearest friends on earth is a gay man. I love him and have since we became friends in college--even though it took him forever to return my Billy Joel's Greatest Hits CD to me. I apologize for being snotty about having my CD for so long. And I am so forunate to have gotten to know you. I am a better person for having known you.

Even though a few hundred miles separate us, he is always in my heart and thoughts and I am so proud of the person he has become. 

He is a compassionate, kind, generous, intelligent, amazing human being. He was there with me at my wedding. And I should be able to be at his wedding one day too. He has that same right that Tom and I had when we exchanged vows and promised to love, honor & cherish each other.

He is in Washington right now with his sign in front of the Supreme Court. I wish I could physically be there to stand along side him with a sign of my own. He is a human being. He has the right to love.He happens to love men. He was BORN that way, just as I was born this way, as a woman who fell in love with a man. He deserves the right to get married one day. Why is this even an issue?

This is not about religion or what YOU think is right or wrong. It is about human rights.

I support marriage equality.  



3 comments:

Trina said...

Oh but the religious zealots would tell you otherwise but that's a whole different blog post! I know that ALL of us are children of God and He loves us the way He made us.I also believe in marriage equality. Live and let live.

Aimee B. said...

Amen!! Praying for the day when love wins out over bigotry and injustice.

Anonymous said...

Right on!

Well written. The tide is turning and it's about time.