May 17, 2004 is a very special day in the history of our country. In case you don't know, it's the day that Massachusetts' supreme judicial court ruled that it was unconstitutional to allow only heterosexual couples to marry. It's the day that Massachusetts became the sixth jurisdiction in the world to allow same sex marriage. The first in the United States to allow it.
outside of the Massachusetts state house June 14, 2007.
You would think that we would have come a long way by now. We haven't. MA is one of only nine states to allow same sex marriage.
those blue states there allow same sex marriage. i'm proud to live in new england but i can't wait until the whole country is blue.
Why? I can't answer that for you. But in my personal opinion I think people are afraid. In the history of man kind there have been prejudices against many people. All because they are different than us. All because we are afraid of them.
How is not allowing same sex marriage not the very same thing as making a black woman give up her seat on a bus to a white man? It's not. It's the exact same thing. Not allowing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to marry is the same discrimination as not treating african american people as equal to caucasian people. And it all stems from the same place. Why can't we see that? Has the hate and fear clouded us so much that it's not evident?
this picture taken outside of the supreme court today says it perfectly. don't be on the wrong side of history again.
today the supreme court will vote on prop 8. the right to marry the person you love. tomorrow DOMA. which will allow federal recognition of all legal marriages. let's hope that these judges get it right. let's hope that they are not on the wrong side of history today. let's hope that march 26/27, 2013 become the most important days in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.
i've had this pie chart in my drafts forever and i need to share it today. i found this on one of my favorite blogs. you can check it out here!
i spoke out about my sexuality in this post if you're interested. xoxo