Inspiring Images That Capture The Year In Marriage Equality
Marriage equality is a big deal right now. In the past few years, states have voted for (and against) same-sex marriage, our president has changed his views on the issue while in office, our Catholic VP openly supports marriage equality (showing that you can have your religion and still be accepting of the beliefs of others), CA Prop 8 is going to the Supreme Court SOON, and three states JUST legalized marriage equality.
For the past couple of years, people in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland, and Washington have been working tirelessly for equa
having one-on-one conversations,
holding their own fund-raisers,
...and basically teaching people what equality is all about.
and Washington all advocated for their gay friends and family.
And preachers joined the fight
The moms in Montgomery County, Maryland,
the canvassers in Sanford, Maine,
and this guy in Minnesota all made a difference.
Then Election Day happened.
and Washington (not pictured) acknowledged the fact that they could finally get married in their home states.
Then everyone celebrated.
Mainers Lauren Snead and her partner embraced in Portland, Maine.
Marylanders Keesha Patterson and Rowan Ha got engaged.
...while others looked on amazement.
In Seattle, hands were raised,
Rick Sturgiol and his partner of 34 years cheered...
...while other people dressed up as gay bacon.
And of course, the Castro in San Francisco went wild.
I am SO proud to have been a part of the Castro block party myself. History was celebrated last night. And I, along with quite a lot of San Francisco, celebrated it right there. In the Castro. Right outside of Hot Cookie and Q Bar. Together. I'm crossing my fingers for Prop 8 to be overturned in the Supreme Court soon.
Oh, yeah, Wynn finally got to wear his lobster shirt too. Everyone wins.
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