Thursday, November 5, 2009
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Maine's decision to ban same-sex marriage is extremely saddening. I'm very disappointed that this had to happen. Approximately 53% of voters checked off "yes" on Question One, which repealed the rights for gay and lesbian couples to marry in the state. It's heart-breaking that such a small majority can pull the rights of the minority out from under their feet. Of course, gay rights advocates are not going to stop here. Indeed, this is yet another setback, but there is so much more work to be done to make equality, one of the principles our country is supposedly built on, a reality in America.
If you want to help, I encourage you to:
Write your Congressmen.
Go to NOH8 and post a self-portrait.
Wear a white knot and/or organize an event to give them out at your school.
Join a GLBTA club in your community.
Love everyone. No matter who they love in return.